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PHOTOS: FlyDubai Plane Crashes In Russia, Killing All 62 Passengers On Board


A FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 has crashed in a fireball while it attempted to land at a Russian airport killing everyone aboard. Flight FZ981 was carrying 55 passengers and seven crew members from Dubai when it crashed at Rostov-on-Don airport, according to a statement released by FlyDubai. Earlier reports said that 61 people were aboard the flight.

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said in a statement: ‘The plane made a second round coming in to land because of bad weather conditions. ‘At landing the tail touched the runway, began to break down and burst into flames. At present, no combustion.’

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Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov told media during a press conference that it was scheduled to land at 6.20pm ET, which is 1.20am Moscow time, but crashed at 8.50pm ET, which is 3.50am Moscow time.

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