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FlyDubai Boeing Crashes in Russia: What We Know So Far

© Sputnik / Stringer / Go to the photo bankEmergencies 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.
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
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A passenger plane, FlyDubai Boeing 737-800, has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all 62 people on board.

Flight info

FlyDubai flight FZ981 was travelling from Dubai International (DXB) to Rostov-on-Don (ROV).

Passengers and the crew

FlyDubai confirmed that 55 passenger, including 33 women, 18 men and 4 children, were on board the Boeing 737-800. "The nationalities of the deceased passengers include 44 Russians, 8 Ukrainians, 2 Indians and 1 Uzbekistani," the company said in a statement.

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The plane's crew, according to unconfirmed reports, included a Russian national and six foreigners: two Spaniards, as well as foreign nationals from Greece (or Cyprus), Colombia, Kazakhstan and the Seychelles.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry has made the full list of passengers and crew members public.

Crash

The plane missed the runway on its second attempt to land and crashed some 300 meters (nearly 1,000 feet) away from the airstrip. The incident took place at 03:50 local time (00:50 GMT) on Saturday.

Crash versions

Emergencies Ministry members work at the crash site of a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, at the airport of Rostov-On-Don, Russia, March 19, 2016. - Sputnik International
Voice Recorder Found at FlyDubai Boeing Crash Site in Rostov-on-Don
Three main versions of the FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 crash are currently under investigation: technical failure, pilot's error and poor weather conditions.

Poor visibility caused by heavy rain has been cited as the primary reason for the crash. The wind velocity is reported to have reached 22 meters per second at the time of the crash.

Company

FlyDubai, a low cost Dubai airline company, was founded on March 19, 2008. The crash is the first fatal incident in the company's history.

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