Tributes to lost crew
Tributes paid to flydubai personnel
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
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
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