FlyDubai plane crashes in Russia, killing all on board

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

flydubai crash videoAt least 62 passengers and crew have died after a FlyDubai plane crashed during second attempt landing in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on Saturday early morning.

The flight was en route from Dubai and crashed during its second landing approach, allegedly due to bad weather conditions. The plane's pilot circled the airport, waiting for the weather to clear before making a second attempt to land, but the aircraft's tail had clipped the runway. State media reported winds of 97 kph (60 mph) at the time of the crash.

Russian investigative committee said the aircraft hit the ground and broke into pieces. According to preliminary data, there were 55 passengers aboard and 7 crew members. They all died.

Dubai Media Office said 44 of the passengers were Russian, eight were Ukrainian, two were Indian and one was from Uzbekistan.

The crash site is 800 feet (243 meters) from the airport runway.

Moment Boeing-737 crashes in Rostov-on-Don caught on CCTV

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims, state news agency Tass reported.

Dubai's government media office posted a statement of sympathy on Twitter.

"UAE offers its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Russian government and people for the tragic accident of flydubai," it said.



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