|Photo - Mohammadreza Farhadi (Airlines.net)
Investigators are examining poor weather conditions and pilot error as potential reasons for the accident. Russian media reported that at least one flight had landed and later took off at the airport during the time FlyDubai flight FZ981 was circling. Other media reports suggest some flights during early Saturday morning did divert to other airports due to the heavy gusting wings.
FlyDubai officials confirmed that flight FZ981 had crashed on landing and the passenger manifest has been released. It listed the nationalities as 44 Russian, eight Ukrainian, two Indian, and one passenger from Uzbekistan.