Press release

President Michel expresses sympathy to family of Seychellois victim of FlyDubai flight and sends message of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin

March 19, 2016

Following the airline disaster of FlyDubai Flight FZ981 which has claimed over 60 souls, including a Seychellois national, President James Michel has expressed his condolences on behalf of the people of Seychelles to his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin.

In his message, President Michel remarked that it was with profound sadness and a sense of deep sorrow that he learnt of the tragedy. “We are equally affected in the wake of this disaster as one of our own Seychellois sons has perished along with many other souls aboard,” said President Michel.

President Michel expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of the Seychellois national who perished aboard the FlyDubai flight and emphasized that the entire nation mourns this loss.

In the wake of this tragedy, President Michel remarked “today the people of Seychelles join Russia in mourning as a people unified through a sense of grave loss.”

FlyDubai Flight FZ981 was attempting to land in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.