Investigative Committee Central Office takes up probe into Boeing crash in Rostov

The criminal case over the crash of a Boeing plane in Rostov opened in a crime under part 3 of Article 263 of the RF Penal Code (violation of safety standards for the traffic and operation of air transport entailing death of two or more people by negligence) has been accepted for investigation by the Rostov-on-Don-based 7th department of the Central Office of the Investigative Committee.

According to preliminary information, the Flydubai flight 981, coming from Dubai to Rostov, crashed at about 3:40 p.m. while attempting to land. The plane hit the ground and broke into pieces. According to preliminary data, there were 55 passengers and 7 crew aboard. All of them died in the crash.

Vice-Chairman of the Investigative Committee Boris Karnaukhov has flown to the crash site. Criminalists of the Criminalistics Directorate of the Investigative Committee who have experience in investigating air crashes have also taken off for the site.

Head of Media Relations                                                                        V.I. Markin