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Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 26 January 2015
Time:ca 16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8KN (WL)
Operator:flydubai
Registration: A6-FEK
C/n / msn: 40282/4738
First flight: 2013-12-14 (1 year 1 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B27E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Baghdad International Airport (BGW) (   Iraq)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates
Destination airport:Baghdad International Airport (BGW/ORBI), Iraq
Flightnumber:FZ215
Narrative:
Flydubai flight FZ215 from Dubai, was hit by small arms fire as it approached Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. The airplane was on approach to runway 15L when it was hit. A safe landing was carried out at 13:50 UTC (16:50 local).

Classification:
Shot down from the ground

Sources:
» Gulf News

METAR Weather report:
13:30 UTC / 16:30 local time:
ORBI 261330Z 14013KT 3400 FEW030 BKN100 20/05 Q1016

14:00 UTC / 17:00 local time:
ORBI 261400Z 15014KT 3200 SCT025 BKN100 19/04 Q1016 NOSIG


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Distance from Dubai Airport to Baghdad International Airport as the crow flies is 1389 km (868 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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