DUBAI PASSENGER PLANE CRASHES IN RUSSIA KILLING DOZENS.

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Flydubai airline flying from Dubai to southern Russia which has been involved in accident.

BY Thomas Kariuki
Officials in Russia say that all passengers aboard a commercial jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia have died after their plane crashed.
All 61 passengers died on a second attempt by the jet to land at Rostov-on-Don airport.

According to ministry authorities the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Flydubai, crashed at
03:50 (0030 GMT) at the airport in Rostov-on-Don.

Unfortunately, all 55 passengers and six members of the crew on board died.

Zhanna Terekohova, an advisor to the Russian transport minister, told state television possible causes of the crash included pilot error and poor weather conditions.

Local officials also said that at the time of the crash, there was strong, gusting wind in the Rostov
area.

The aircraft had to abandon a first attempt landing at the Russian airport and came down while making a repeat attempt, according to a statement by the emergencies ministry.

 


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