Cyprus Pilot of Crashed FlyDubai Jet Had a New Job Elsewhere

March 19, 2016 6:51 PM

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The Cypriot pilot of the FlyDubai jet that crashed in southern Russia was going to quit the airline after recently accepting a job with Ryanair in Cyprus, a long-time friend said Saturday.

The friend told The Associated Press that pilot Aristos Socratous, whose wife will give birth to the couple's first child in a few weeks, wanted to raise his family in Cyprus despite a drop in his wages.

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