Date: March 19, 2016
Time: 0341
Location: Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Operator: Flydubai
Flight #: 981
Route: Dubai - Rostov
AC Type: Boeing 737-8KN (WL)
Registration: A6-FDN
cn / ln: 40241/3517
Aboard: 62   (passengers:55  crew:7)
Fatalities: 62   (passengers:55  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: At 2237, at Rostov-on-Don, the crew aborted a landing attempt to Runway 22 due to poor weather conditions. The plane was instructed to enter a holding pattern at 15,000 feet where it remained for a little under two hours. During a second landing attempt, at 3.4 miles from the runway and an altitude of 1,500 feet the crew executed a second go around and climbed to 3,975 feet, after which, the plane went out of control in a nose down attitude and hit the runway at high rate of speed and disintegrated. The accident occurred during the second go around, due to an incorrect aircraft configuration and crew piloting, the subsequent loss of PICís situational awareness in nighttime in IMC. This resulted in a loss of control of the aircraft and its impact with the ground.

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