Speaker Al-Ghanim consoles UAE, Russia on plane crash, victims

KUWAIT, March 19 (KUNA) — National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Saturday sent a cable of condolences to Speaker of UAE’s Federal National Council Dr. Amal Al-Kubaisi over the crash of Flydubai Boeing 737.
Al-Ghanim sent a similar cable to Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin.
Up to 61 people, including 55 passengers; mostly Russian, and six crew members, were killed when the plane crashed in southern Russia early on Saturday.
The aircraft crashed when the pilot was trying to land it at airport of southern city of Rostov-on-Donover. (end) hb