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Dubai Airliner Crashes in Russia, Killing All 62 on Board
A Dubai airliner with 62 people on board nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball early Saturday in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
According to the weather data reported by Russian state television, winds at ground level weren't dangerously strong at the moment of the crash, but at an altitude of 500 meters (1,640 feet) and higher they reached a near-hurricane speed of around 30 meters per second (67 miles per hour).
Above, emergency service members examine the crash site.
According to Flightradar24, the plane circled for about two hours before making another landing attempt. It said a Russian Aeroflot plane scheduled to land around the same time made three landing attempts but then diverted to another airport.
Above, emergency service members examine and clean the crash site.