Deadly Plane Crash in Russia Last Night Likely Due to Wind

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Sad news late last night when a FlyDubai 737-800 plane crashed in Russia with no survivors.

A Dubai airliner with 62 people on board nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball early Saturday while trying to land in strong winds in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all aboard.

Right now it looks like a gust of wind was the likely cause, with wind estimates of 67 mph while the plane was attempting its second landing.

High winds can be a serious threat, and videos of scary landings are now getting much more media coverage.

No matter what the cause these accidents are always tragic and my thoughts and prayers are with the families this morning.

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  1. Greg

    March 19, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Boarding area is better focusing on the traveler experience, rather than trying to relay a probable cause of an accident.

    At least quote the sources in the article.

    That none of them know to use the term ‘wind shear’ and that it’s not at all clear in the article whether the crash happened on the go around takeoff, or on the approach for the attempted 2nd landing all make this very speculative.

    Stick to what you’re good at – not trying to speculate on a complex air crash cause that even experts will take months to figure out.

  2. Michael Walsh

    March 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    How about Not trying to freakin land in 67 mph winds and bad visibility. Flying around for hours instead of diverting is just plain stupid not to mention negligence.

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