A passenger aircraft makes its landing approach at dusk
The Dubai airliner missed the runway and crashed while landing. (Representative Image)Reuters

A passenger jet flying from Dubai with around 55 passengers on board crashed while landing in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. The FlyDubai Boeing 738-800 also had six crew members on board.

All aboard the jet are dead, an official at Russia's Southern Regional Emergency Center told Russian state news agency Tass, CNN reported. The jet missed the runway and crashed while landing at around 03:50 local time (00:50 GMT), BBC News reported. The cause of the crash is not yet clear but it is being considered that poor visibility and high winds could have been the reason.

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Some media reports suggest that there was a fire or an explosion on board. However, the fire has reportedly been extinguished. About 100 rescue workers are at the site of the crash. The airport will remain closed until 6am Moscow time, according to Russian State news agency Sputnik.

Following the incident, FlyDubai, which operates flights to around 90 destinations, tweeted: "We're aware of reports coming out of Russia and our team is currently gathering more details." The airliner began its operation in 2009 and mainly operates out of Dubai.