Sad news! Reports from Dailymail confirms a FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 has crashed as it attempted to land at a Russian airport. 55 passengers and 7 crew members from Dubai were on-board though earlier reports said that 61 people were aboard the flight.
Every passenger and crew aboard died after the flight FZ981 attempted landing at Rostov-on-Don in Russia. The cause of the crash according to Russia’s Emergencies Ministry was due to poor visibility and bad weather which seemed unavoidable at the second attempt to land the plane.
During landing, the tail touched the runway, broke down and busted into flames.
Most passengers of the ill-fated plane were residents of the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, but there were also several foreigners aboard as well.
Flight FZ981 included 33 women, 18 men and four children as passengers, according to the airline.
Time of the crash was 8.50pm ET, which is 3.50am Moscow time.
People who fear their loved ones may have been on board are asked to contact the FlyDubai: + 44 203 4508 853 or +9714 293 4100