: Families of FlyDubai crash victims to be paid USD 20,000 per passenger

14:33 Mar. 20, 2016

Families of FlyDubai crash victims to be paid USD 20,000 per passenger

People mourn for the victims of the crashed FlyDubai plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 20, 2016. (AP Images)

Airlines Flydubai  will provide immediate support to the families of flight FZ981 crash victims - official statement

  Airlines Flydubai made an official statement on March 20th :  "At present, our priority is to identify and contact the families of those lost in the tragic accident and provide immediate support to those affected. Flydubai will additionally organise a programme of hardship payments to the families amounting to ,000 per passenger, in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage, with the aim of addressing immediate financial needs," .

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Vasily Golubev, the governor of Russia's Rostov region where a flydubai Boeing 737 passenger jet crashed in the early hours of Saturday, March 19, announced that one million Russian rubles would be paid to the victims' families each. He said that a total of RUB 41 million would be allocated from the region's budget to pay the compensation.

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The accident will be probed by experts from Russia's Investigative Committee and the Interstate Aviation Committee. The flight recorders have already been delivered to Moscow.

The investigators verify three possible theories probe of what caused the plane crash. According to them, the plane could have crashed due to a piloting error, bad weather conditions, or a technical disorder, according to Russia's Investigative Committee.

Reporting by UNIAN

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