FlyDubai flight FZ981 crashes Russia killing all on board

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A PLANE carrying 61 people has crashed while attempting to land at Russia's Rostov-on-Don airport, killing all those onboard, officials say.

Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency said the Boeing 737 crashed to the left of the runway during bad weather.

All 55 passengers and six crew on board the plane died, the Rostov regional emergency ministry said.

"[The plane] was coming from Dubai [and] crashed as it came into land at the airport in Rostov-on-Don," spokeswoman Marina Kostioukova said

FlyDubai said it was aware of an incident involving its flight FZ981, which was travelling to Rostov-on-Don from Dubai.

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