Plane crash in Rostov-on-Don: the details of the tragedy

Author : 112.UA 112.UA

Source : 112 Ukraine

One of the causes of the crash was called poor weather conditions
13:50, 22 March 2016

March 19, when landing at the airport of Rostov-on-Don (Russia), Boeing-738 FlyDubai airline, flying from Dubai to Rostov-on-Don has crashed. Foreign Ministry reported on the death of seven Ukrainians, and later the Office clarified that there were eight Ukrainians in the liner. Citizens of the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and India were on the board. Totally, there were 62 people on board, all of them died.

According to the company's information, except the Ukrainians, there were 44 Russian citizens, two Indian nationals and one citizen of Uzbekistan on board of the Boeing 737-800. Nationality of crew members is not specified. Sources in the operational headquarters of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that the pilot of the crashed plane had never landed at the airport of Rostov-on-Don. The captain was a citizen of Cyprus, born in 1978.

At the moment, we consider three versions of the crash: weather, error of the pilot and technical failure. Two flight recorders are already found, flight documentation is seized from the airport.

The plane came in to land from the city of Aksai, and crashed almost 300 meters from the runway. The plane crashed at an angle and the dispersion of the bodies and wreckage was 150 meters. The ministry and the office of the Rostov region governor explained the fall of the aircraft left the runway by strong gusts of wind and poor visibility. At the time of the disaster, gusts reached 22 m / s, and it was raining too. Reconstruction of the airport was completed last year.

According to sources in the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Emergency Situations, at the time of the crash, Rostov airport had not stopped its work because of strong wind. The plane was waiting for a better moment for landing. According to some sources in the emergency services, during the second approach the aircraft might have touched the earth with its wing. The video, posted on social networks, shows that the plane exploded as soon as touched the ground.

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The plane, according to Fli Radar, was made in 2010. n fact the crash had already opened A criminal case on the accident is already opened. The version of terrorist act is almost excluded. The accident occurred at 3:43(Moscow time). At the time of the disaster gusts reached 22 m / s, and the rain was light.  

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