Russian investigators have completed transcription work on the cockpit exchanges between the pilots of the Flydubai Boeing 737-800 which crashed at Rostov-on-Don.

The Interstate Aviation Committee says 2h 3min 49s of information from the cockpit-voice recorder have been downloaded and examined.

Flydubai personnel have assisted with the identification of the voices recorded during the 19 March accident.

Investigators have been analysing why the horizontal stabiliser shifted to a nose-down trim – apparently in response to a manual command – during a go-around, causing the jet to dive into the ground.

Flydubai flight FZ981’s crew had previously conducted a successful missed approach to the same runway some 2h earlier.

Source: Cirium Dashboard