ROSTOV-ON-DON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 plane coming from Dubai crashed while attempting a landing amid poor weather conditions at the Rostov-on-Don Airport (ROV), leaving no survivors from those 62 people aboard.
"The main phase of search operation is finished. But I have set a task to explore the crash site for a second time, thoroughly by 24:00 Moscow time [21:00 GMT]," Vladimir Puchkov said.
He added that the emergency response groups would assist specialists from the Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC or MAK), as well as from Russia's Investigative Committee in investigation into the crash starting from 24:00 local time, however the search operation is expected to end at 09:00 a.m. on Sunday.
According to Puchkov, all the victims' bodies and their parts have already been collected and sent to the specialists for a forensic analysis.
The Investigative Committee presented three versions of the cause of the tragedy: a technical fault, severe weather conditions and human error.