- 62 people are ported dead when a passenger jet crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don
- Reports say the plane abandoned its initial attempt to land and circled for two hours before crashing at the second attempt
A passenger jet circled a southern Russian airport in high winds and poor visibility, then crashed on a second landing attempt early Saturday, killing all 62 people aboard.
The flydubai Boeing 737 jet crashed at the Rostov-on-Don airport after traveling from Dubai.
All those on board died, authorities said.
Officials believe bad weather, which kept the plane from reattempting landing for more than two hours, likely caused the crash. They ruled out terrorism as a possibility.
Russia's investigation into the crash will take about two months, investigative committee spokeswoman Oksana Kovrizhnaya said, as reported by state-run Sputnik News.
"But [the investigation] could be prolonged because of the inspections' duration," Kovrizhnaya added. He said the three potential causes being considered are technical issues, severe weather and human error.
According to Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov,the plane was carrying 55 passengers and seven crew members when it crashed.