VIDEO: Relatives of Victims of UAE Plane Crash in Russia Grieve at Airport

Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:49:34

Relatives of plane crash victims grieve in the airport of Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia, Al-Alam News Network reports.

A United Arab Emirates passenger plane has crashed during landing in the southern Russia, killing all 62 passengers and crews on board.

Flydubai flight FZ981, en route from Dubai to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, is reported to have crashed due to poor visibility near the runway at 03:50 local time (0050 GMT) on Saturday.

“A Boeing 737 crashed as it was coming into land,” the TASS news agency quoted a spokesman from the local ministry as saying.

In a statement, the Investigative Committee of Russia confirmed the death of all 62 people aboard the plane.

“The aircraft hit the ground and broke into pieces,” the Committee said in a statement on its website. “According to preliminary data, there were 55 passengers aboard and 7 crew members. They all died.”

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