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Putin, Abu Dhabi prince to discuss investigation of FlyDubai aircraft in south Russia

March 24, 16:47 UTC+3
The Boeing 737-800 of the FlyDubai airline crashed March 19 in the Rostov-on-Don airport during a go-around in complicated weather conditions, killing all 62 people on board
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MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan will meet Thursday to discuss the course of investigation of a FlyDubai airline jet, the Kremlin reported.

"Attention is expected to be paid to interaction between Russia and the UAE on investigation of the circumstances of the crash of a FlyDubai airline jet on March 19 near Rostov-on-Don," the statement said.

"There are plans to discuss urgent bilateral and international issues during the conversation," it said.

The Boeing 737-800 of the FlyDubai airline crashed March 19, at 03:42 Moscow Time in the Rostov-on-Don airport during a go-around in complicated weather conditions. All 62 people on board died.

The Dubai-based low-cost airline FlyDubai was established in 2008 by the United Arab Emirates government. The airline made its first flight in 2009. It has made flights to Russia since 2010. Over 2015, it transported 9.04 million passengers (25% more than in 2014).

FlyDubai aircraft fly to 95 destinations. Regarding Russian destinations, the company’s jets fly to Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Ufa, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody.

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