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Boeing 737 from Dubai crashes in southern Russia

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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 09:59 PM
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MORE than 50 people have reportedly died following a plane crash in southern Russia.
Local emergency services are reporting that all 59 people on board the FlyDubai plane have perished after the Boeing 737-800 went down close to the southern city of Rostov-on-Don near the Ukraine border.
Russian news station RT says flight FZ981 crashed as it attempted to land at the city’s airport as it came into land from the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai.
The aircraft was undergoing a second approach to the runway when it crashed.
“According to preliminary data, the Boeing 738 crashed in poor visibility conditions, some 50-100 meters left of the runway,” a source is reported to have told Russian news agency Interfax.

Boeing 737 from Dubai crashes in southern Russia

A Boeing 737-800, registered as A6-FDN, operating as FZ981 from Dubai crashed on their second landing attempt at Rostov-on-Don. There were 55 passengers and 7 crew reported on board. The flight had departed from Dubai. Video appears to show the aircraft in a steep dive, just before impact near a road. It's not confirmed that the video is of this accident, but weather was bad at the time, with reports of rain and strong winds. The aircraft was only five years old.
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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Sad news, though at least no conspiracy with this one.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I yelped a little when the plane hit the ground in the video. I then felt great sadness for those that perished, extended to their families. That's a crappy way to go...



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:13 PM
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Low cost but the airline had a 7/7 safety rating...something went very wrong



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The video link is so scary. I sent a prayer to everybody's family.
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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:18 PM
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i said on the other thread it looks to be alight before the ground?



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:18 PM
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a reply to: khnum

I thought, for a moment, there was a problem. Planes don't just fall out of the sky..



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:20 PM
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the angle it came down is very wrong,
and the weather doesnt look all that bad.
very sad.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:24 PM
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The angle definitely makes one think. However, I won't make assumptions as to what happened.

Just hope no one on the ground was injured.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:26 PM
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It's hard to see much from that video. It looks like spatial disorientation though. We should have more over the next few hours, and hopefully the recorders weren't too damaged, and we'll have good data from them.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:31 PM
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There's a report that they had a tail strike on their first landing attempt.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:34 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
It's hard to see much from that video. It looks like spatial disorientation though. We should have more over the next few hours, and hopefully the recorders weren't too damaged, and we'll have good data from them.


Indeed. The weather definitely looks bad, although the video is dark. It's always shocking to think about the possibility of spatial disorientation, even with all those instruments on board. But I imagine trying to hand fly a 737 in bad weather would be quite taxing on a crew.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:35 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
There's a report that they had a tail strike on their first landing attempt.


Oh boy. Depending how hard they hit on the first attempt, do you think the tail could have separated mid flight on the second attempt?



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:36 PM
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a reply to: Theprimevoyager

Lack of, or poor crew coordination, which is usually what happens in spatial disorientation accidents, has killed more people that just about every other accident cause out there.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:46 PM
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Im just waiting for someone to blame th e ukranians....


seriously though that sucks. bad pilots.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:48 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

Hey zoro how do you know it's the pilots?



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

It's far too early to blame anyone, even the pilots.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 11:01 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: yuppa

It's far too early to blame anyone, even the pilots.


If they had a tail strike it most likely was though,but im just speculating.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 11:04 PM
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The tail strike may have been completely unrelated to the crash. They could have had a weather related incident, or any number of systems failures. It's far too early to blame anyone.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 11:05 PM
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Here is Russian TV video of crash site and wreckage:
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