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62 Dead In FlyDubai Plane Crash In Russia

A FlyDubai airliner crashed while attempting to land in the southern Russian city Rostov-on-Don on early Saturday, according to Russian authorities. The Investigative Committee of Russia has confirmed that all 55 passengers and 7 crew members aboard the Boeing 737-800 aircraft are deceased.

A video from CCTV shows what looks like a plane being engulfed in fire. The clip was also tweeted by Russia's state-run RT network.

Data released by the flight tracking site Flightradar24 shows the plane rerouted several times near the airport before a crash landing.

Adverse weather conditions are being looked at as a factor. The Associated Press says TASS Russian News Agency reported high winds of 30 to 50 miles per hour when the crash took place, while light rain that may have contributed to poor visibility.

So far, Russian investigators don't appear to be focusing on terrorism as a cause. In October, all passengers died in an Egypt-to-Russia flight crash. Russian authorities later concluded that the Airbus A321 had encountered technical difficulties, and denied ISIS' claim of responsibility.

As investigations into the crash continue, Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his condolences, saying the priority is to assist the relatives of those killed.

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