17:12 GMT +324 October 2016
    Members of emergency services stand near the crash site of a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, at the airport of Rostov-On-Don, Russia, in this handout image released by the Russian Emergencies Ministry on, March 19, 2016.

    Spanish Consulate Gathers Data on Spaniards Killed in FlyDubai Crash

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    An emergencies source told RIA Novosti that the plane’s crew included a Greek national, two Spanish nationals, as well as one national of Russia, one of Colombia, one of Kazakhstan and one of the Seychelles.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Consulate of Spain in Rostov-on-Don is gathering information on Spanish citizens who could have been killed in the crash of FlyDubai flight 981 in Russia’s Rostov Region, a spokesperson for the consulate told Sputnik Saturday.

    "We are actively involved in this right now. According to our information there are victims [from Spain]," the spokesperson for the Consulate of Spain said.

    FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 coming from Dubai with 55 passengers on board crashed at about 03:50 Moscow time (00:50 GMT) on Saturday while attempting landing amid poor weather conditions at the Rostov-on-Don Airport (ROV). All people on board the aircraft were killed in the crash.

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