A FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 crashed in a fireball while attempting to land at a Russian airport. The passenger jet was believed to have flown from Dubai and was making its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport in poor visibility when it crashed and lit up.
Officials say there were at least 55 passengers and 7 crew members on board Flight FZ981 from Dubai and there were no survivors.
Footage from FlightRadar 24 shows the aircraft made one attempt to land before it declared a missed approach then it circled the airport for a second attempt to land but that was when it crashed.
Russian officials confirmed:
'According to preliminary data, the Boeing 738 crashed in poor visibility conditions, some 50-100 meters left of the runway.'
According to The Associated Press, there was rain and winds at the time of the crash.
FlyDubai confirmed in a second statement that FZ981 crashed 'on landing and that fatalities have been confirmed as a result of this tragic accident.'