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Spanish Honorary Consul Arrives at FlyDubai Plane Crash Site in Russia

© REUTERS / StringerEmergencies Ministry members search the wreckage at the crash site of Flight number FZ981, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, at the airport of Rostov-On-Don, Russia, March 19, 2016.
Emergencies Ministry members search the wreckage at the crash site of Flight number FZ981, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, at the airport of Rostov-On-Don, Russia, March 19, 2016. - Sputnik International
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The head of Spanish consular mission to Russia in Rostov-on-Don has arrived at the scene of the FlyDubai plane crash, the Spanish Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Saturday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 plane coming from Dubai crashed while attempting landing amid poor weather conditions at the Rostov-on-Don Airport (ROV), leaving no survivors from those 62 people aboard.

"Honorary Consul [Victor Ventimilla Alonso] is currently at the scene," Antonio Casado, the diplomat on duty at the ministry, said.

Emergencies Ministry members work at the crash site of a Boeing 737-800 Flight FZ981 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, at the airport of Rostov-On-Don, Russia, March 19, 2016. - Sputnik International
Two Spaniards Among Crew Members of Crashed FlyDubai Plane
According to the Russian emergencies ministry, six out of seven crew members were foreigners, including a Cypriot commander.

Earlier in the day, the Spanish Foreign Ministry confirmed to Sputnik that two Spanish citizens were among the crew members of the crashed FlyDubai Boeing in Russia. He added that the relatives of one of the dead were informed, while the ministry could not establish contact with the relatives of the other.

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