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On March 19, 2016, a Boeing 737-800 flown by Flydubai and designated as Flight FZ981 was en route from Dubai when it impacted airport terrain during a second approach attempt in bad weather to Rostov-On-Don Airport in Southern Russia. The plane was destroyed. Fifty-five passengers and seven crew lost their lives.
On March 18, Flight 981 left Dubai at 18:37. The crew was performing a manual approach to runway 22 with the autopilot disconnected during poor weather.
At 01:42 local time, the flight received a windshear alert. The crew decided to go around and then continued to a holding pattern waiting for improved weather conditions. At 03:28 LT, they descended for another attempted manual approach, and decided to go around again. In the course of that go around,
the crew encountered issues and came down.
The captain was 38-year-old Aristos Sokratous of Cyprus, and he had 5,965 hours of total flying time. Due to fatigue and lifestyle conflicts with FlyDubai, he had accepting but not begun a job with Ryanair, which would allow him to be based with his family in Cyprus. First officer, Alejandro Cruz was was Spanish, 37 years old, and had 5,769 hours of flying time.
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At Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, a Jet Airways Boeing 737 with 8 crew and 120 passengers had landed on runway 27 from Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport when the right hand main landing gear collapsed.
On twitter, Jet Airways said …
A Boeing 737-8FB flying from Dakar to Cotonou collided with an air ambulance operated by Senegalair.
The 737, which was Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines Flight 71, diverted to Malabo and landed safely; The air ambulance did not.
The collision occurred over eastern Senegal.
The Air Ambulance presumably ran out of fuel and crashed in the Atlantic Ocean. The 737 received little damage. The Boeing 737-8FB #3C-LLY that had been in service since February 2014.
The Hawker HS-125 erroneously was flying at a level 1000 ft above their original clearance. ATC cleared the flight to 34.000 ft. (FL 340) but instead the pilots levelled of at 35.000 ft (FL 350) putting themselves on the same altitude as the opposite flying 737.
Air Traffic Control did not remind the pilots to correct their level nor did the pilots do any altitude changes before the collision took place.
2015-09-05 Ceiba 737-800 mid-air collision with HS-125 Jet over Senegal