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Old 19th Mar 2016, 02:00   #1 (permalink)
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B-738 Crash in Russia Rostov-on-Don

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Airliner crashes on approach to Russian airport, officials say

By Pierre Meilhan, CNN

Updated 9:56 PM ET, Fri March 18, 2016

(CNN) — A Boeing 738 passenger jet crashed as it was landing at the Rostov-on-Don airport in southern Russia, the country's Southern Regional Emergency Center said Saturday.

The plane, which had traveled from Dubai, had 55 people aboard, the Emergency Center said.

It wasn't immediately clear if there were any survivors.

Developing story - more to come
Russia airplane crash: Airliner crashes on approach to Russian airport, officials say - CNN.com
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Old 19th Mar 2016, 02:07   #2 (permalink)
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Flydubai passenger Boeing from Dubai crashes in Rostov-on-Don
Published time: 19 Mar, 2016 01:27
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Flydubai flight FZ981 has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don killing all 59 passengers and crew on board. The flight was en route from Dubai and crashed during a landing approach.


Air-traffic control and local emergency services confirmed that the Boeing 737 jet crashed near the runway during a second approach in conditions of poor visibility.

“According to preliminary data, the Boeing 737 crashed in poor visibility conditions, some 50-100 meters left of the runway,” the source said.

All crew and passengers on board the plane were killed in the crash, according to the regional Emergencies Ministry.

“During the landing approach a Boeing-737 crashed. It had 55 passengers on board. All of them died,” a regional spokesman told TASS.
https://www.rt.com/news/336185-boein...-dubai-rostov/
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Old 19th Mar 2016, 02:15   #3 (permalink)
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Flight radar route of #FZ981 that crashed on landing
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"unconfirmed" video of crash

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Moderate to heavy showers, gusts up to 43 knots but VIS zero hard to believe

Like all Russian wx observers very generous with seeing CB clouds, the Metar history on site showing showers, quite some wind, but nothing extreme, no lightning recorded either.

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Appears to have conducted a missed approach before entering hold before landing attempt based on FlightRadar24
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crash site..

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If the video posted at #4 is real, it looks like a steep fast descent into the ground.
Impact appears totally unsurvivable.
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Metars -

URRR 190030Z 24012G19MPS 6000 -SHRA SCT018 BKN036CB OVC100 06/04 Q0998 R22/290046 TEMPO 25017G25MPS 1000 SHRA BR SCT003 BKN020CB RMK QFE741/0988

URRR 190100Z 24014G22MPS 3800 -SHRA BKN014 BKN033CB OVC100 06/04 Q0997 R22/290046 TEMPO 25017G25MPS 1000 SHRA BR SCT003 BKN020CB RMK QFE740/0987
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in the video I saw it appeared the aircraft was on fire before a high rate of decent impact. So sad for flydubai which has an excellent safety record.
https://mobile.twitter.com/khalidkha...290816/video/1
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Wind down the runway as well. Small crosswind component.
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Yeah the video appears very strange for a crash as a result of poor weather on landing, you would expect a controlled crash into terrain.

Also the video does appear to fit with come from the main road that runs parallel to the runway
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The time difference between both approaches was almost 2 hours!

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How on earth can you tell that it 'appears to be a 60 degree decent angle'?

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think thats the video of the one that crashed on go-around previously
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Whatever the angle, it's way steeper than normal. Depending upon the sensitivity of the surveillance camera, what appears to be fire may just be heat in the infrared spectrum.
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Based on google maps/street view the video matches up with being shot from pr . Sholokhov (пр. Шолохова) - thats a road btw
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this is the actual weather reported at the time of accident

URRR 190300Z 25011G18MPS 3900 -SHRA BKN011 BKN030CB OVC100 06/04 Q0997 R22/290046 TEMPO 25017G25MPS 1000 SHRA BR SCT003 BKN020CB RMK QFE740/0987

URRR 190230Z 25011G16MPS 4700 -SHRA BKN013 BKN031CB OVC100 06/04 Q0997 RESHRA R22/290046 TEMPO 25017G25MPS 1000 SHRA BR SCT003 BKN020CB RMK QFE740/0987

URRR 190200Z 25011MPS 4600 1700SW SHRA BKN014 BKN032CB OVC100 06/04 Q0997 R22/290046 TEMPO 25017G25MPS 1000 SHRA BR SCT003 BKN020CB RMK QFE740/0987
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The time difference between both approaches was almost 2 hours!

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How long were they in that holding pattern? Were they in it more than once?

Or in other words, if the time difference between the two attempted approaches was 2 hours, and if they held for some time prior to the first, it's almost impossible to imagine they would have had fuel to reach the alternate.

Also, what would their most likely alternate have been?

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Not sure if anyone is interested by this is my guess as to location the video came from

https://twitter.com/OFC_videos/statu...35535343505408

If it is correct is means the plane crashed very close to the start of the runway
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