Plane carrying dozens bursts into flames as it crashes near Russian airport
A Boeing 737-800 passenger jet crashed as it was trying to land at the Rostov-on-Don airport in southwestern Russia early Saturday local time, according to Russian authorities.
Early reports indicated all passengers had died, but an official death toll has not been released.
Officials said the plane, which had traveled from Dubai, was carrying 55 passengers — all Russians, according to a manifest obtained by LifeNews — and seven foreign crew when it attempted to land in poor weather conditions. Read more…