Moscow (Russia) : Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his condolences to the families of 62 people killed in the Boeing 737-800 crash, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 from Dubai crashed landed amid poor weather conditions at the Rostov-on-Don Airport (ROV), killing 62 people onboard.
“Rostov-on-Don Governor Vasily Golubev and Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov reported to Putin about the search operations being conducted at the crash site. The head of state noted that the main thing now is working with the families and friends of the victims,” the foreign media quoted Peskov as saying.
He added that Puchkov, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, head of Russia’s civil aviation regulator Rosaviatsia Alexander Neradko and presidential envoy to the Southern Federal District Vladimir Ustinov had been sent to the crash site.
As per latest reports, the victims include 44 Russians, eight Ukrainians, two Indians and one person from Uzbekistan.
Flydubai flight FZ981, which was flying from Dubai to southern Russia, crashed while landing.
CCTV camera footage posted on YouTube claimed to have captured the moment of the explosion.
However, its authenticity could not be immediately verified. (ANI)