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This photo released by Russia's Emergency Ministry March 19, 2016 shows Russian emergency Mihttp://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b3d1771ac1274d5ea30779d7bc52877a/EU--Russia-Plane-Crashnistry rescuer working at the passengers' jet crash scene at the airport in Rostov-on-Don.
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said the Boeing 737-800 operated by FlyDubai was carrying 55 passengers, most of them Russians, and a seven crew members of various nationalities, including a captain from Cyprus.
FlyDubai, a budget airline operating out of the United Arab Emirates, said Flight FZ981 was traveling from Dubai to the Rostov-on-Don airport, located about 600 miles south of Moscow.
Vasily Golubev, the governor of the Rostov region, told local journalists that the plane crashed about 800 feet short of the runway, according to Russian news agencies.
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62 dead as Dubai plane crashes in bad weather in Russia
Heavy Winds as FlyDubai Plane Crashes in Russia, Killing 62 - The New York Times
MOSCOW — Flights have resumed at the Russian airport where a Dubai plane crashed while attempting to land on Saturday, killing all 62 on board.
A woman mourns after putting flowers in memory for the victims of the crashed FlyDubai plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Emergency workers on Sunday finished combing the debris-laden runway of the airport in southern Russia where the plane carrying 62 people crashed before dawn on Saturday. (AP Photo)
The airport's real-time departures board showed three flights departing from Rostov-on-Don Monday morning.
FlyDubai's Boeing 737-800 from Dubai nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball on the airport runway before dawn on Saturday after trying to land for a second time in strong winds. Most of the passengers were Russian holidaymakers. The cause of the crash was not immediately confirmed but several planes had trouble landing at the airport at the time of the crash.
The black boxes were being analyzed in Moscow by experts from Russia, the United Arab Emirates and France, Russian officials said.