Russia says all 61 aboard Boeing 737 are dead

In this photo provided by, Russian emergency fire trucks are seen among the wreckage of a crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport in Russia March 19, 2016. ( group via AP)

Russia's Emergencies Ministry official says all 55 passengers and six crew members aboard a Boeing 737-800 that crashed on landing at the airport in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don have been killed.

Igor Odev, the head of the ministry's southern regional operations, provided the figure at a televised briefing on Saturday morning.

The plane belonged to the budget carrier FlyDubai and was coming from Dubai when it crashed.

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