Passenger plane crashes while landing in Russia

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The crash site of the FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 at the Rostov-on-Don airport. The plane crashed during a second attempt to land in bad weather conditions killing all 55 passengers and 7 crew members aboard. Rostov-on-Don Region Branch of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations/TASS.

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An ambulance at the Rostov-on-Don airport where the FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 crashed during a second attempt to land in bad weather conditions. All 55 passengers and seven crew members aboard the plane were killed in the crash. 

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A list of passengers aboard the FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 that crashed during a second attempt to land in bad weather conditions at the Rostov-on-Don airport. All 55 passengers and seven crew members aboard the plane were killed in the crash.

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Russian police forces stand guard the airport aftr a flydubai passenger jet crashed, killing all 62 people on board in Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. The plane, which came from Dubai, was making its second attempt to land when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed, leaving debris scattered across a wide area. The ministry said more than 700 rescuers and 100 vehicles were combing the area in driving wind and snow where the wreckage was strewn, with investigators confirming one of the plane's black boxes had been retrieved.

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Russian emergency rescuers and forensic investigators work on the wreckage of the flydubai passenger jet which crashed, killing all 62 people on board as it tried to land in bad weather in the city of Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. The plane, which came from Dubai, was making its second attempt to land when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed, leaving debris scattered across a wide area. The ministry said more than 700 rescuers and 100 vehicles were combing the area in driving wind and snow where the wreckage was strewn, with investigators confirming one of the plane's black boxes had been retrieved.

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TOPSHOT - Russian emergency rescuer walks through wreckage of the flydubai passenger jet which crashed, killing all 62 people on board as it tried to land in bad weather in the city of Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. The plane, which came from Dubai, was making its second attempt to land when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed, leaving debris scattered across a wide area. The ministry said more than 700 rescuers and 100 vehicles were combing the area in driving wind and snow where the wreckage was strewn, with investigators confirming one of the plane's black boxes had been retrieved.

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Relatives of the victims of the airplane crash mourn at the airport in Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. All sixty-two people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when the plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on Saturday morning, officials said. The plane was making its second attempt to land in bad weather when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed and leaving debris scattered across a wide area.

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Rostov-on-Don Region Governor Vasily Golubev (C) talks to journalists at the Rostov-on-Don airport where the FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 crashed during a second attempt to land in bad weather conditions. All 55 passengers and seven crew members aboard the plane were killed in the crash.

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Flowers lie on a desk inside of the airport building in Rostov-on-Don where a plane crashed killing all 62 people onboard on March 19, 2016. The plane, which came from Dubai, was making its second attempt to land when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed, leaving debris scattered across a wide area. The ministry said more than 700 rescuers and 100 vehicles were combing the area in driving wind and snow where the wreckage was strewn, with investigators confirming one of the plane's black boxes had been retrieved.

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Ambulances are seen outside the airport entrance following the crash of a flydubai Boeing 737 aircraft in the city of Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. All sixty-one people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when their plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on March 19 morning, a local official said.

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Ambulance cars are parked near the airport building in the city of Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. All sixty-one people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when their plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on March 19 morning, a local official said.

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People enter the door as an ambulance car parks near the airport building following the crash of a flydubai Boeing 737 aircraft in the city of Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. All sixty-one people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when their plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on March 19 morning, a local official said.

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We're aware of reports coming out of Russia and our team is currently gathering more details.
BREAKING: All 55 people killed in plane crash at airport in western Russia - TASS https://t.co/TUZ0zlMWUl https://t.co/R5KlLBm3rs
FlyDubai says its "aware of an incident" after reports of plane crash in Russia. https://t.co/c62xDBvDHE https://t.co/Q1U7ilGn8u
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A passenger plane from Dubai crashed while landing in Russia, a Russian official and the airline flydubai said.

The crash happened at an airport in Rostov-on-Don, a spokesperson for the southern regional center of the Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said Saturday morning local time.

"The crash site is being investigated for survivors," a spokesperson for the southern regional center of the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

"The plane is broken, debris strewn over the landing strip. A special commission is looking into causes of the incident," the spokesperson said.

The passenger list indicated 55 passengers were on board, and it is believed there were four or five crew members, the spokesperson said.

Flydubai said in a statement that "we are aware of an incident involving our flight FZ981 from Dubai to Rostov On Don" but it was still gathering details.

Rostov-on-Don is a port city off the Sea of Azov, about 75 miles east of the Ukrainian border.

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