Russian rescue teams comb debris-laden plane crash site

Russian rescue teams comb debris-laden plane crash site
A Russian air company employee puts a flower next to toys and candles in memory of victims of the crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Moscow - Flydubai confirmed there were no survivors and said four children were among those killed.



By AP

Published: Sun 20 Mar 2016, 11:11 AM

Last updated: Mon 21 Mar 2016, 1:25 PM

Emergency workers are still combing the debris-laden runway of an airport in southern Russia where a plane carrying 62 people crashed before dawn on Saturday.
Flydubai's Boeing 737-800 traveling from Dubai nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball after trying to land for a second time in strong winds in the city of Rostov-on-Don. Flydubai confirmed there were no survivors and said four children were among those killed.
The Rostov-on-Don airport remained closed Sunday morning while rescue workers finished examining the area. Russia's transport minister said he expected the airport to stay closed until early Monday. The explosion left a crater in the airport runway that needs to be repaired.
Russian news agencies say the plane's two black boxes have been recovered and taken to Moscow for examination.


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