WRAPUP 3-Plane crashes in Russia, all 62 people on board killed

sábado 19 de marzo de 2016 14:09 GYT
 

* Boeing jet was flying from Dubai to southern Russia

* Flydubai CEO says "too early" to determine cause

* Crash happened as plane tried to land in strong wind

* Most aboard were Russian

By Lidia Kelly and William Maclean

MOSCOW/DUBAI, March 19 (Reuters) - All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport on Saturday, Russian officials said.

Russia's emergencies ministry said the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, crashed at 0340 (0040 GMT). Most of those on board were Russian.

"The aircraft hit the ground and broke into pieces," the Investigative Committee of Russia said in a statement on its website. "There were 55 passengers aboard and seven crew members. They all died."

Both of the plane's flight recorders have been recovered undamaged, the committee said in a statement.   Continuación...