The nationalities of the others also killed in the Boeing 737-800 crash were 44 Russians, 8 Ukrainians and 1 person from Uzbekistan. Seven victims were crew members and 4 children were among those killed.
The Dubai Media Office offered condolences on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, to those who lost loved ones and to the Russian government and people.
The tragic incident was the budget carrier’s first crash since it began operations in 2009. The cause of the crash was not immediately determined but Vasily Golubev, the governor of the Rostov region said by all appearances, the cause of the crash was strong winds approaching hurricane level. The Russian emergencies ministry said the plane clipped the ground with its wing and caught fire.