Plane carrying 224 crashes in Egypt

Posted by on Saturday, October 31, 2015

A plane carrying 224 people has crashed in Egypt. Most of the 224 people on board is believed to have died.
Contact with plane was lost shortly after takeoff. It disappeared from radar at 31,000 feet 23 minutes after takeoff.
According to Egyptian security sources there is no indication the airliner may have been shot down.

The plane reported Technical difficulties.

The Airbus A 321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia with registration number KGL-9268, was flying from the Sinai Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia when it went down in a desolate mountainous area of central Sinai soon after daybreak, the aviation ministry said.

The plane split in two. So far emergency responders extracted at least 100 bodies and the rest are still inside.

The area of Sinai is the scene of an insurgency by militants who support Islamic State. 

Kogalymavia or Kolavia for short, usually trading as Metrojet, is an airline based in Kogalym, Tyumen, Russia. Its home base is Kogalym International Airport, with the main hub being Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow.



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