March 20, 2016 - On Saturday, a United Arab
Emirates Boeing 737-800 operated by Flydubai
Airlines crashed killing all 62 passengers and
Flight FZ981 had departed from Dubai Airport
(DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates for Rostov
Airport (ROV/URRR), Russia when it encountered
bad weather on approach to Dubai Airport.
The Boeing 737, which was carrying 55 passengers
and 7 crewmembers was cleared by air traffic
control for a landing on runway 22.
While on approach, the pilot attempted a runway
landing, but the landing was aborted. The pilot
began to circle the airport until Flight FZ981
entered a holding pattern at about 11:25 PM,
Flight FZ981 remained in the holding pattern for
two hours at which time the Boeing 737 left the
holding pattern for a second landing attempt for
While on a descending approach for the airport
at about 1,500 feet, the aircraft broke off its
decent and began to climb to an attitude of
4,000 feet. At which time the pilot set the
aircraft up for a landing.