Egypt expresses condolences to Russia for FlyDubai plane crash

Ahram Online , Sunday 20 Mar 2016

The FlyDubai plane, which crashed Saturday, had 62 people on board, all of whom were killed

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Emergencies Ministry members work at the crash site of a Boeing 737-800 Flight FZ981 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, at the airport of Rostov-On-Don, Russia, March 20, 2016 (Reuters)

Egypt's foreign ministry spokesperson has expressed Egypt's condolences to Russia for low-cost airliner FlyDubai's plane crash in southern Russia Saturday that killed all 62 on board.

In a statement issued late Saturday, ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said Egypt extends its condolences to the Russian people and the families of the victims, saying Egypt stands by the Russian government and people in harsh times.

The Boeing 737-800 was carrying 55 passengers, mostly Russian, including four children, in addition to seven crew members.

Russia and FlyDubai are conducting investigations to determine the reason for the crash.

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