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Flydubai to pay $218,000 to siblings as compensation for 2016 crash

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A Dubai court has ordered Flydubai to reward two Russian siblings with 800,000 AED ($217,835), after their parents died in a crash involving one of its jets two years ago.

This lawsuit was filed one year and four months ago by the children, and it is the first of its kind in the UAE.

Sixty-two other passengers and crew members were killed in the crash which took place in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in 2016.

Mohammed Al Hashimi is representing the Russian siblings in the civil lawsuit they filed. He was quoted by local media as saying: “Upon appeal, we will definitely be pushing for a higher amount of financial compensation.”

“The siblings suffered a tremendous moral loss which no amount of money can make up for.”

Al Hashimi also has five other cases were families of crash victims are demanding compensations.

On the day of the incident, March 19, 2016, the pilots were trying to land during bad weather conditions at the Rostov-on-Don airport.