Too soon to determine cause of FlyDubai crash, says UAE General Civil Aviation Authority

Baku, March 28, AZERTAC

It is too soon to determine the cause of the fatal FlyDubai jet crash in Russia, officials at the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said, according to the National, Abu Dhabi Media's first English-language publication.

Investigators are sifting through evidence to establish why flight FZ981 crashed at Rostov-on-Don airport early on March 19, resulting in the deaths of all 62 crew and passengers.

Data related to the wreckage of the Boeing 737-800, the crew, maintenance, air traffic control as well as the weather is currently being analysed.

“Before the data is fully examined, it would be premature to hypothesise the cause of the accident," said Saif Mohamed Al Suwaidi, director general of the GCAA.

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