Russia: Crashed jet's flight recorder found

2016-03-19 12:40
Russian Emergency Ministry employees are seen in the snow among the wreckage of a crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport. (AP Photo)

Russian Emergency Ministry employees are seen in the snow among the wreckage of a crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport. (AP Photo)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Moscow - Russian investigators probing the crash of a Dubai airliner in southern Russia that killed all 62 people on board, have found one of the plane's flight recorders.

The Boeing 737-800 operated by FlyDubai was carrying 55 passengers, most of them Russian, and seven crew of various nationalities, when it crashed on Saturday in the city of Rostov-on-Don while trying to land in strong winds. Russia's Emergencies Ministry said there were no survivors. Four children were among those killed, FlyDubai said.

Vladimir Markin, the spokesperson for the Investigative Committee, said experts have found the cockpit conversation recorder and are continuing the search for another one which records parameters of the flight.

The crash's cause wasn't immediately known, but officials suggested it could have been caused by a gust of wind.

Read more on:    russia  |  air crashes  |  weather

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.