A PASSENGER on board the doomed Flydubai flight FZ981 posted a final selfie as she sat in her seat waiting for take-off, The Sun reports. Anna Sergeeva, 25, was one of 62 people on board when the plane crashed in the Russian town of Rostov-on-Don.
Gulf News reported that the Ukrainian make-up artist had booked a last minute ticket on the flight, which was destroyed in a fireball after trying to land in bad weather. The beautician had reportedly moved to Dubai only a few months before the crash, where she had been working to support her family in Kharkiv.
A 3D reconstruction has since emerged of the plane being thrown around in high winds as it came in to land. It’s not clear where the video originated, but it shows the craft pitching up before striking the runway and exploding. The Boeing 737-800 circled the airport in Rostov for two hours before trying to land, killing everyone on board.
Russian authorities said they are unsure of the exact reason for the crash, but it is believed gusts of up to 60mph could be to blame.