Insights into the flydubai flight crash press conference

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of Flydubai reacts during a press conference about the FlyDubai plane crash in Russia, in Dubai.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of Flydubai reacts during a press conference about the FlyDubai plane crash in Russia, in Dubai.

Russia's Emergencies Ministry said the Boeing 737-800 operated by FlyDubai was carrying 55 passengers, most of them Russians, and seven crew members of various nationalities. FlyDubai confirmed that there were no survivors and said four children were among those killed.



By Web Report

Published: Sat 19 Mar 2016, 1:30 PM

Last updated: Sat 19 Mar 2016, 3:58 PM

A FlyDubai aircraft with 62 people on board nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball early Saturday while trying to land in strong winds in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all aboard, officials said.
Russia's Emergencies Ministry said the Boeing 737-800 operated by FlyDubai was carrying 55 passengers, most of them Russians, and seven crew members of various nationalities. FlyDubai confirmed that there were no survivors and said four children were among those killed.
 "Our primary concern is for the families of the passengers and crew who were on board. Everyone at FlyDubai is in deep shock and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those involved," said CEO Ghaith al-Ghaith.
Excerpts from the press conference
 The press conference concludes with flydubai's emphasis that its absolute priority now is to support the families of all victims
- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 19, 2016
 


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