Chilling last words of the pilot before Flydubai plane crash

Chilling last words of the pilot before Flydubai plane crash
Emergency services have been at the airport all day, with 'hurricane' strength winds blamed for the incident

The pilot asked the officials if weather was better as they made their approach to Rostov-on-Don airport.



By Web Report

Published: Sun 20 Mar 2016, 11:25 AM

Last updated: Mon 21 Mar 2016, 1:27 PM

A haunting audio conversation between the pilot right before the plane crashed in Southern Russia reveals their concerns about the weather.
In a seven-minute recording, allegedly taken from air traffic control tapes, the pilot asked the officials if weather was better as they made their approach to Rostov-on-Don airport. 'Is the weather better?,' he asked.
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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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