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    The Russian Emergencies Ministry has released the list of passengers and crew members who were on board the crashed Boeing 737-800 plane.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The list included names of 55 passengers, and seven crew members, six of whom were foreign nationals.

    FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 plane from Dubai 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.

    The crew commander of the crashed Boeing 737-800 was a Cyprian national, the Russian transport prosecutor's office said on Saturday.

    "Fifty-five passengers and seven crew members have died. Six out of seven crew members were foreigners. The crew commander was a national of Cyprus," the spokesman for the prosecutor's office told RIA Novosti.

    A Russian national was among the crew members of the FlyDubai plane that crashed over Russia's Rostov on Saturday, the vice-consul at the Consulate General of Russia in Dubai told RIA Novosti.

    "…A Russian citizen was among the crew members," Ayna Chernova said.

    She said that according to preliminary data, citizens of Spain and the Seychelles could also be among the victims.

    The Ukrainian Consulate in Rostov-on-Don said on Saturday that at least eight Ukrainian nationals might have been aboard the crashed FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 plane.

    "There is preliminary information. Eight people were killed. They were citizens of Ukraine, who died in the plane crash," the spokesman at the Consulate told RIA Novosti.

    FlyDubai Boeing Crashes in Russia (67)


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