Flydubai plane crash pilot, co-pilot leave behind pregnant wives

Pilot and co-pilot of crashed flydubai plane both leave behind wives who are expecting children

Dubai: The pilot and co-pilot of the fateful flydubai flight FZ981 both leave behind wives who are expecting children, Gulf News has learnt.

Captain Aristos Sokratous, recently married, was expecting a son with his wife and was just days away from starting a new life back home in Cyprus.

The wife of Alejandro Cruz Alava, the plane’s co-pilot, is expecting twins.

Flight FZ981 was expected to be one of 38-year-old Sokratous’ final flights with the airline, as he was planning to return to live in his native Cyprus with his wife as they awaited the birth of their son. The flydubai plane crashed early on Saturday morning on approach in Rostov-on-Don, killing 62 people, including seven crew. Read more...


Image Credit: Courtesy of Cypriot website Politis