Saturday, March 19, 2016

What Happened to the Boeing 737 that Crashed in Russia Last Night

A flydubai Boeing 737-800 (aircraft A6-FDN), flight FZ-981 from Dubai to Rostov on Don, Russia crashed last night 55 passengers and 7 crew onboard. My thoughts are with the 62 souls, all lost on impact.

Weather last night near Rostov on Don was terrible, and the plane had aborted its approach to the airport's runway 22. It held at 8000 feet for half an hour, then climbed back to 15,000 feet where it held for another hour and a half.

They commenced another approach to runway 22. With winds at 27 knots, gusting to 42 knots, they made another go around. The plane should have had more than 2 hours worth of fuel left at the time of the incident, so there was no fuel pressure to make a risky landing.

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