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Russia: Rostov-on-Don crash victims' remains brought for identification00:23

Russia: Rostov-on-Don crash victims' remains brought for identification

Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don
March 19, 2016 at 19:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

A total of 100 remains of the victims of the FlyDubai flight FZ981 crash have been delivered to the Bureau of forensic medical examination in Rostov-on-Don, Saturday evening. According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM), identification of the bodies may take more than two months.

The experts from the United Arab Emirates and France will join forensic analysis and investigation process.

Earlier on Saturday, EMERCOM informed the public that both of the plane's black box flight recorders had been recovered from the crash site. Region Governor Vasily Golubev said that poor weather is a likely principle cause of the plane crash. Other reports state that pilot error and technical failure are also possible causes of the disaster. Golubev confirmed that 62 persons - "55 passengers and seven crew members" - had died in the catastrophe. The majority of passengers reportedly were Russians, who died alongside eight Ukrainians, two citizens of India and one passenger from Uzbekistan.

The FlyDubai passenger Boeing 737-800 travelling from Dubai to Rostov-on-Don, crashed near the runway on its second landing approach early on Saturday morning, killing all 62 on board. Ambulances and police arrived at the airport with EMERCOM teams also deployed to sift through the wreckage and secure the scene of the crash.

Russia: Rostov-on-Don crash victims' remains brought for identification00:23
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A total of 100 remains of the victims of the FlyDubai flight FZ981 crash have been delivered to the Bureau of forensic medical examination in Rostov-on-Don, Saturday evening. According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM), identification of the bodies may take more than two months.

The experts from the United Arab Emirates and France will join forensic analysis and investigation process.

Earlier on Saturday, EMERCOM informed the public that both of the plane's black box flight recorders had been recovered from the crash site. Region Governor Vasily Golubev said that poor weather is a likely principle cause of the plane crash. Other reports state that pilot error and technical failure are also possible causes of the disaster. Golubev confirmed that 62 persons - "55 passengers and seven crew members" - had died in the catastrophe. The majority of passengers reportedly were Russians, who died alongside eight Ukrainians, two citizens of India and one passenger from Uzbekistan.

The FlyDubai passenger Boeing 737-800 travelling from Dubai to Rostov-on-Don, crashed near the runway on its second landing approach early on Saturday morning, killing all 62 on board. Ambulances and police arrived at the airport with EMERCOM teams also deployed to sift through the wreckage and secure the scene of the crash.

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