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Flydubai passenger Boeing crashes in Russia, more than 55 feared dead: Reports

A FlyDubai passenger Boeing en route from Dubai has crashed during landing in the southern Russian city of Rostov, as per media reports. 


Flydubai passenger Boeing crashes in Russia, more than 55 feared dead: Reports
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Rostov: A FlyDubai passenger Boeing en route from Dubai has crashed during landing in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don​, as per media reports on Saturday. 

According to preliminary data, the FlyDubai passenger Boeing crashed in poor visibility conditions, reports Russian Media, ANI said.

On the other hand, AFP quoted Marina Kostioukova, spokeswoman for the local emergencies ministry, as saying, "The plane with 55 passengers and four or five crew on board, coming from Dubai, crashed as came into land at the airport in Rostov-on-Don." 

Reports also said that all on board  flight FZ981 had been feared dead.

The accident happened at 0050 GMT, according to an official statement from the ministry, AFP reported.

Meanwhile, Live Airspace - Services tweeted: 

On the other hand, official Twitter of Boeing Commercial Airplanes posted the following:

And, The FlyDubai airline said on its Facebook page - "We are aware of an incident involving our flight FZ981 from Dubai to Rostov On Don. We are investigating," as per reports.

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