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Flydubai passenger Boeing from Dubai crashes in Rostov-on-Don

Flydubai flight FZ981 has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don killing all 59 passengers and crew on board. The flight was en route from Dubai and crashed during a landing approach.
Air-traffic control and local emergency services confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near the runway during a second approach in conditions of poor visibility.
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“According to preliminary data, the Boeing 738 crashed in poor visibility conditions, some 50-100 meters left of the runway,” the source said.
“The plane, according to preliminary data, crashed during the second approach,” the source told Interfax.
All crew and passengers on board the plane were killed in the crash, according to the regional Emergencies Ministry.
“During the landing approach a Boeing-737 crashed. It had 55 passengers on board. All of them died,” a regional spokesman told TASS.
source :- RT

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  1. Rostov-on-Don Airport has only one runway – 2.5 km long “04/22”.
    Adverse winds might have been too severe for a successful approach and landing.
    Maximum cross-wind component for a B737-800 for landing on a wet runway with or without winglets is 34kts if TORA/LDA >2 km and 30kts if TORA/LDA< 2 km
    The accident may have been caused by
    failure to recognize and correct the high descent rate due to downbursts – a weather phenomenon that creates vertical wind shear,
    failure to abort the landing, given the severe weather conditions including wind gusts reaching 110 km/h and low visibility
    OR
    failed forward slip – combination of crab technique with sideslip technique.
    Changing the "pilot flying" (PF) and "pilot monitoring" (PM) roles after the first missed approach has the advantage of the second approach being conducted by a “fresh” set of hands and mitigates the effect of the tunnel vision that often occurs after failed to land at the first attempt.
    As per the surveillance video thr aircraft collided with terrain at high speed with highly negative pitch angle. Given damage pattern it looks like a very steep descent and crash into the terrain; not a failed landing.
    A manually flown go-around in night / Instrument meteorological conditions and light weight can produce an inner ear acceleration illusion known as somatogravic /vestibular illusion. Longitudinal acceleration can be falsely sensed by the pilots as an extreme pitch-up. The sensation can be overwhelming and cause pilots to ignore other sensory inputs, forcing the aircraft into a dive. This was a cause factor in the Gulf Air Flight 072 – Airbus A320 accident in Bahrain almost 16 years ago, the Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 – Airbus A330 crash in Tripoli almost 6 years ago and Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 – Boeing 737-500 crash in Kazan two years ago.
    Similarly several military jets were also lost during the early days of jet aircraft catapult launches from US aircraft carriers. Since instinct to push during the acceleration is uncontrollable, it is very important to have the right hand OFF the "joy-stick" during the launch.

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