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Russia plane crash: Flydubai issues statement, condoles loss of lives on board FZ981

ANI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 19, 2016, 11:33 am IST
Updated Mar 19, 2016, 12:52 pm IST
This frame grab provided by Rostov-on-Don I General company from black and white CCTV footage shows road and behind line of trees fireball, believed to be a plane on fire, crashes to ground at the Rostov-on-Don airport. (Photo: AP)
 This frame grab provided by Rostov-on-Don I General company from black and white CCTV footage shows road and behind line of trees fireball, believed to be a plane on fire, crashes to ground at the Rostov-on-Don airport. (Photo: AP)

Dubai: Following the tragic crash of the Flydubai flight FZ981 in Russia on Saturday, the Airlines released a statement offering their thoughts and prayers with the passengers and crew who were killed on board the aircraft.

"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. We are doing all we can to gather information as quickly as possible. At this moment our thoughts and prayers are with our passengers and our crew who were on board the aircraft," the statement said.

Asserting that the Airline will do everything to help those who have been affected by the accident, it added that an emergency response was being put in place and that they will be working closely with all the authorities involved.

"We will share as much information as possible just as soon as we can and we will provide updated information on a regular basis," the statement added.

Earlier on Saturday, a Boeing 737 passenger jet crashed as it was landing at the Rostov-on-Don airport in southern Russia killing all 62 people on board including the crew.

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