Penza airport undergoes extraordinary checks after Rostov-on-Don airplane crash
Penza, 19 March 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza airport will undergo a series of extraordinary checks of all airport facilities and functions after the March 19 FlyDubai airplane crash in Rostov-on-Don, as per the decree signed by the governor Ivan Belozertsev.
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According to the Penza airport director Yuri Oskolkov, the experts will be checking the security of flights in general and in difficult weather conditions.
The checks will be completed by the end of the day, says the press service of the regional government.
As PenzaNews reported earlier, at approximately 3.40 of Saturday, March 19, Boeing 737-800 of FlyDubai Airlines crashed during the landing in difficult weather conditions at the Rostov-on-Don airport. There were 55 passengers and 7 airplane staff members on board: none of them survived.
The reasons behind the crash are currently being investigated, with difficult weather conditions currently being the primary hypothesis.
The tragic incident resulted in a criminal case under Part 3, Art. 263 of the Criminal Code, “Violation of the Rules for Traffic Safety and Operation of the Railway, Air, Sea and Inland Water Transportation Systems, as Well as of the Underground Railroad.”
The administration of Rostov-on-Don will allocate 1 million rubles each to families of people who died in the crash.