Plane crash in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don

The FlyDubai Boeing 737-800, coming from Dubai, crashed near the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on the night of March 19.

19 March 2016 12:02

Initial reports suggest all of the 62 passengers aboard the plane were killed in the crash. The crash might have been caused by poor weather conditions, reports BBC.

The plane came down about 250m short of the start of the runway in Rostov. Most of the passengers on board the flight were Russian.

Reports say the plane abandoned its initial attempt to land and circled for two hours before crashing at the second attempt. According to Vasily Golubev, Governor of the Rostov region, no damage was done to the city’s houses and residents. The airport where the crash occurred is temporarily closed, with all flights being diverted to other airports, including in Krasnodar.