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flydubai Boeing 737-800 A6-FEO. Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal.
flydubai Boeing 737-800 A6-FEO. Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Our condolences on FlyDubai #FZ981

By now, you must have read about the fatal accident of FlyDubai flight FZ981 at Rostov on Don in Russia.

In my humble opinion Simon Hradecky runs Aviation Herald, the world’s best aviation incident / accident reporting site. Quoting just a part of his report

“A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FDN performing flight FZ-981 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Rostov on Don (Russia) with 55 passengers and 7 crew, had aborted the approach to Rostov’s runway 22 at 01:41L (22:41Z) due to weather and entered a hold initially at 8000 feet, after 30 minutes at 8000 feet the aircraft climbed to FL150. After about 2 hours of holding the aircraft commenced another approach to Rostov’s runway 22, winds from 240 degrees at 27 knots (14 m/s) gusting 42 knots (22 m/s), the crew announced a go around, the aircraft however struck a wing onto the runway at about 03:43L (00:43Z), broke up and burst into flames. There are no survivors.”

In respect we are standing down for a day. Our sincerest condolences to the bereaved families of the crew and passengers. May god grant peace to the departed souls, and give strength to their loved ones to bear the anguish of this abrupt loss.

To the souls on board we wish blue skies and tailwinds forever as you fly west in to the sunset.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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