Date: March 19, 2016
Time: 0341
Location: Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Operator: Flydubai
Flight #: 981
Route: Dubai - Rostov
AC Type: Boeing 737-8KN (WL)
Registration: A6-FDN
cn / ln: 40241/3517
Aboard: 62   (passengers:55  crew:7)
Fatalities: 62   (passengers:55  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: At 2237, at Rostov-on-Don, the crew aborted a landing attempt to Runway 22 due to poor weather conditions. The plane was instructed to enter a holding pattern at 15,000 feet where it remained for a little under two hours. During a second landing attempt, at 3.4 miles from the runway and an altitude of 1,500 feet the crew executed a second go around and climbed to 3,975 feet, after which, the plane went out of control in a nose down attitude and hit the runway at high rate of speed and disintegrated.

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