Russia plane crash: Dozens killed in Rostov-on-Don #Beekhaybee #Bbc

A passenger jet has crashed in the southern
Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all 55
passengers and seven crew on board, officials
say.
The FlyDubai Boeing 737-800, coming from
Dubai, missed the runway as it attempted to
land at 03:50 local time (00:50 GMT) on
Saturday.
It is not clear what caused the crash but poor
visibility and high winds are being considered as
a factor.
CCTV footage showed an explosion and a huge
flash after the plane crashed.
“The aircraft hit the ground and broke into
pieces,” the Investigative Committee of Russia
said on its website.
Reports say the plane abandoned its initial
attempt to land and circled for two hours before
crashing at the second attempt.
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It came down about 250m (800ft) short of the
start of the runway in Rostov, some 950km (600
miles) south of Moscow.
Most of the passengers on board flight FZ981
were Russian, the regional governor said.
Another official said three foreigners were on
the passenger list, according to Reuters.
Six of the crew were non-Russians, a Russian
emergency ministry statement said, the news
agency reported.
About 700 rescue workers were sent to the site
of the crash and the fire was extinguished,
media reports said.
A search is under way for the plane’s flight
recorders and an investigation has been opened
into the cause of the crash.
Other flights have been diverted away from the
airport.
In a statement on its Facebook page, the
airliner confirmed the “tragic accident” and said
an emergency response has been put in place.
Boeing said on Twitter its team was working to
gather more details.
FlyDubai, a low cost carrier launched in 2009
with a hub in Dubai, operates flights to some 90
destinations.
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