Russia to strengthen control over low-cost airlines after the crash of the Boeing 737

Rostransnadzor enhances control of the aircraft of the airline flydubai and other low-cost airlines, said the acting head of the service Sergey Zaritskiy. “I have already given relevant instructions on strengthening control in all airports of the Russian Federation of aircraft and crews flydubai and other low-cost airlines”, he said (quote TASS).

He also noted that Russia needs to build a system of monitoring the safety of Russian airlines in foreign airports. “The catastrophe of the plane of airline “Kogalymavia” [31st October 2015], which killed 224 people and the cause of which, according to preliminary data, was a terrorist act poses new challenges to the service. Obviously, we have to build a system of supervision to ensure the safety of Russian airlines in foreign airports,” stressed Sarecky.

In the night of Saturday, March 19, at the airport of Rostov-on-don, crashed the plane Boeing 737-800 of flydubai, performing flight FZ-981 from Dubai. On Board were 62 people, all of them died.

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The crashed Boeing 737-800 in Rostov-on-don



At the airport of Rostov-on-don, Russia crashed Boeing 737-800, flying from Dubai. The tragedy occurred about 3:40 GMT Saturday, March 19. Onboard the liner there were 55 passengers and seven members of…

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The aircraft was trying to land in adverse weather conditions, however, crashed when trying to go to the next round. After the crash of the RCDS called major versions of the occurred error of the pilots, bad weather and technical fault.

TASS citing a source, reported that investigators were able to recreate the picture of the crash: in the second approach the pilot of the liner has to go on the third round, however, at an altitude of approximately 900 m at a speed of 400 km/h the plane banked on the left side and almost vertically crashed into the ground. After that, he exploded and caught fire.

Source of “Interfax” in the operational headquarters said that investigators believe the main two versions of what happened. We are talking about pilot error in adverse weather conditions or malfunction of the rudder of the ship.

The day before a source familiar with the investigation, told the “Russian newspaper” that Boeing could fall because of a frozen pitch. According to the interlocutor of the edition, the pilot tried to “pull” the plane, but they did not have enough time and energy to shift on the wheel. Most likely, the steering wheel just froze, noted the source.

On March 19, Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov reported that Rostransnadzor will check the activity of the airline flydubai in Russia. As was said by the Agency TASS the representative of Rostransnadzor, the Agency will conduct ramp inspections of aircraft of flydubai, fly to Russian airports.

On the eve of The Wall Street Journal with reference to the representative of the carrier said that flydubai will resume flights to Rostov-on-don Tuesday, March 22. “As a sign of respect we remove the flight number FZ981 and assign the flight to Rostov-on-don room FZ935”, — said the publication representative of the company.