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VOA: Russian TV Cites Possible Pilot Error in FlyDubai Crash

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Russian state television has aired a transcript of the final words of the pilots trying to land a doomed Dubai passenger jet last week in southern Russia.

Rossiya-1 television late Friday cautioned that its interpretation of the transcript should not be considered the official version. But it said the pilots, battling high winds, lost control and the plane nosedived into the ground in Rostov-on-Don immediately after the autopilot was turned off. All 62 people on board were killed.

“Don’t worry,” one of the pilots said in the transcript. Seconds later, the pilot was heard saying, “Do not do that.”  The last recorded words were repeated calls to “pull up.”

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