MADRID (Sputnik) — On Saturday, the FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 plane coming from Dubai crashed while attempting landing amid poor weather conditions at the Rostov-on-Don Airport (ROV). All people on board, including 55 passengers and seven crew members, died in the crash.
The two Spaniards were crew members on the aircraft, namely co-pilot Alejandro Alava Cruz and purser Xavier Alejandro Curbelo Caro.
"The co-pilot was employed previously at the Canary Islands-based Naysa company. He had experience… The FlyDubai is an low cost airline but we know that all crew members are quite experienced," Shocron said.
FlyDubai CEO Ghaith al-Ghaith earlier said that the captain of the crashed aircraft had flown 5,965 hours and the co-pilot had had 5,769 hours of flying experience.
According to Shocron, it is enough experience as an average co-pilot in the Spanish Iberia airline has about 10,000 hours of flying time.