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BREAKING: Jetliner crashes in Russia, killing at least 55 people

At least 55 people were killed after a jetliner crashed Saturday at a Russian airport.

The crash occurred as Flydubai Flight 981 was attempting to land at the airport in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia, reported on its website.

Fifty-nine passengers and crew were aboard the flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Rostov-on-Don, reported.

It had been raining Friday into Saturday in Rostov-on-Don, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde said.

"There has been a steady rain since 10 p.m. local time," Rinde said. "There were a lot of low clouds in the area all day. Visibilities have been down to 2 miles at any point."

The airline said it is investigating the incident, according to its Facebook page.

"We are aware of an incident involving our flight FZ981 from Dubai to Rostov On Don. We are investigating further details and will publish an update once more information is available," the statement said.