Tributes to lost crew

Tributes paid to fly­dubai per­son­nel

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By Sar­wat Nasir @Sar­watNasir sar­wat@7days.ae

One seemed to love trav­el­ling and had a bright out­look on life with the mis­sion of “dream­ing big”.

An­other ap­peared to have en­joyed con­certs and nights out with friends - th­ese are the im­pres­sions that emerged of the crew mem­bers on board the fa­tal fly­dubai flight.

The friends of the seven crew mem­bers paid heart­felt tributes to them on their so­cial me­dia pages, ex­press­ing their grief and say­ing that they have “gone too soon”.

The seven crew mem­bers: Aris­tos Sokra­tous, Ale­jan­dro Alava Cruz, Javier Ale­jan­dro Curbelo Caro, Maxim Yadrus, Alex Do­minic Yo­ram Con­fait, Laura Pa­trizia Delacruz and Zhul­duz Nazirdi­nova, died along with the other 55 pas­sen­gers on board.

One of the crew mem­bers’ friends, Khu­lood Juma Mef­tah said that she was “feel­ing bro­ken” af­ter Alex Con­fait died in the crash.

She posted on Face­book: “You left, but it’s not fair. Thank you for com­ing into my life.”

She also added old pho­tos of her, Alex and other friends en­joy­ing a night out in the Seychelles.

Alex had posted an aerial shot of the Seychelles just a day be­fore the crash, with the cap­tion say­ing: “The fu­ture be­longs to those who be­lieve in the beauty of their dreams.”

An­other one of Alex’s friend, Gerry Justin Mein, wrote on Face­book: “May you rest in peace Ady Con­fait. Gone too soon.”

Brigitte Lowlam said: “He was such a nice per­son, still can’t be­lieve he’s left us. RIP our dear Alex.”

Pi­lot Sokra­tous, who left be­hind a preg­nant wife, had a love of mo­tor­bikes and a pas­sion for heavy metal mu­sic.

He had posted pho­tos of him and his friends en­joy­ing an Avenged Sev­en­fold con­cert three years ago.

Sev­eral peo­ple around the world also paid their tributes to the vic­tims of the crash. On Twit­ter, Alyson Faith tweeted: “They are in peace with the most high... RIP to our brothers and sis­ters of fly­dubai.”

Ahmed Madni tweeted: “Very sad news about fly­dubai plane crash in Rus­sia.”

Many so­cial me­dia users also changed their pro­file pic­tures or posted pho­tos of a black rib­bon with a sign say­ing ‘RIP FZ981’.

A Face­book page was set up called RIPFZ981 with­users leav­ing tributes on the page.

Vicky Li posted: “RIP pas­sen­gers and crew.”

Rena Medawar posted: “Very sad RIP cap­tain

Aris­tos Sokra­tous.”

The fu­ture be­longs to those who be­lieve in the beauty of their dreams – Crew mem­ber Alex Con­fait on Face­book days be­fore the tragic crash that claimed 62

lives on Satur­day morn­ing

TRAGIC: A Face­book page has been set up to hon­our vic­tims

HEART­BREAK: Peo­ple in Ros­tov-on-Don grieve for those who per­ished in the crash

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