Reports are that the FlyDubai plane crash landed, but the following video seems to show something very different. Commentary with this YouTube video by Your Daily NEWS says,
Air-traffic control and local emergency services confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near the runway during a second approach in conditions of poor visibility. “According to preliminary data, the Boeing 738 crashed in poor visibility conditions, some 50-100 meters left of the runway,” the source said. “The plane, according to preliminary data, crashed during the second approach,” the source told Interfax. “During the landing approach a Boeing-737 crashed. It had 55 passengers on board. All of them died,” a regional spokesman told TASS.
The first video appears to show a fireball falling from the sky, then an explosion, which doesn’t seem to say “crash landing”, does it?
The second video is a conversation about the weather between the pilots of this lost plane and the air traffic controllers.
May the passengers and crew of FlyDubai FZ981 rest in peace.