MOSCOW: 62 people including two Indian nationals on a FlyDubai Boeing 737 were killed when plane crashed and burst into flames during landind in Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia, on Saturday morning, officials stated.
Plane carrying 55 passengers was attempting second landing in bad weather when it missed the mark and crashed.
Airline Facebook page said, “flydubai regrets to confirm that flight FZ981 crashed on landing and that fatalities have been confirmed as a result of this tragic accident. The aircraft departed from Dubai International (DXB) at 18:20 GMT bound for Rostov on Don (ROV). The accident occurred in Rostov on Don at approximately 00:50 GMT”.
In another status, airline revealed the nationalities of passenger who lost their lives during tragic plane crash, ” flydubai very much regrets to confirm that the accident involving flight number FZ981 at Rostov-on-Don earlier today has resulted in 55 passenger fatalities including 33 women, 18 men and 4 children. The nationalities of the deceased passengers include 44 Russians, 8 Ukrainians, 2 Indians and 1 Uzbekistani”.