Civil aviation authorities said the plane went down in an unpopulated area near the Nad al-Sheba army camp.
United Parcel Service Inc. issued a statement saying the Boeing 747-400 was en route to Cologne, Germany, and the company would release more information when available.
Gulf News quoted police sources as saying there was a third casualty in the incident. It was unclear whether the plane exploded and caught fire in flight or whether it caught fire on crashing.
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