Two Indians among Fly Dubai crash victims

Russia-FlyDubai-Flight-Cras A Boeing 737-800 from Emirati low cost airline Fly Dubai taking off from Kabul International Airport, in Kabul | AFP

According to a tweet by the official twitter handle of the Government of Dubai Media Office, two Indians were among those killed in the Fly Dubai flight crash in Russia. All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport on Saturday, Russian officials said.

The two Indians were identified as Anju Kathirvel Aiyappan and Mohan Shyam.

Russia's emergencies ministry said the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, crashed at 03:50 (0030 GMT). Most of those aboard were Russian.

The UAE has offered its "deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Russian government and people for the tragic accident of Fly Dubai".

Ahmed bin Saeed, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Department, is at the Fly Dubai operations room leading the crisis management process. The official was quoted on the official handle saying, "We have taken all necessary measures in accordance with the crisis response mechanism. We will ensure that the families of the victims are provided with all forms of support."

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