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Glasgow condolences for Rostov-on-Don over plane crash

Rostov-on-Don crash scene Image copyright AP
Image caption The plane crashed after missing the runway on Saturday

Glasgow's Lord Provost is to write to the mayor of its twin city, Rostov-on-Don, after a plane crash in the southern Russian city killed 62 people.

Sadie Docherty said the letter would express Glasgow's "heartfelt sympathy".

The FlyDubai Boeing 737-800, coming from Dubai, missed the runway as it attempted to land on Saturday. All 55 passengers and seven crew died.

An investigation has been launched into whether pilot error, a technical fault or bad weather was the cause.

'Horrific incident'

Lord Provost Docherty said: "I will be writing to the Mayor of Rostov-on-Don, with my condolences following the dreadful aeroplane crash that claimed the lives of all 62 people on board.

"This horrific incident, in our twin city of 30 years, has been met with great sadness and shock.

"On behalf of the people of Glasgow, I send my heartfelt sympathy."

She added: "My thoughts and prayers, and those of our citizens, go to those who have lost loved ones, emergency services personnel and everyone else affected."

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