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Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

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Published         31 Oct , 2015      11:34 pm          261 views.

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The ill-fated plane as seen here from Bangkok photo by Sergey Korovkin 84.

  • Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula
  • Plane took off from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Egypt for Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg 
  • 224 People on-board

The bodies of at least 100 people recovered at the crash site of Russian Airbus A321 in Egypt, news wire reports said.

Fatalities include 63 men, 138 women and 17 children aged from 2 to 17 years were on board of the Russian aircraft that crashed in Egypt, Civil Aviation Ministry of Egypt said Saturday.

Earlier Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh airport has handed documents on technical condition, pre-flight inspection, jet fuel volumes and number of passengers onboard the Russian plane.

According to the airport’s administration report, all passengers and crew members were Russian citizens.

According to preliminary reports, Kolavia’s A321 plane crashed 100km from Arish in North Sinai. Al Arabiya TV channel said citing Egyptian security services that the airliner was completely destroyed. There were 224 people onboard.

Black boxes have been found at Kolavia’s A321 plane crash site in Sinai, Al Jazeera TV channel reported citing sources in Egypt’s security services.

According to preliminary reports, Kolavia’s A321 plane crashed 100km from Arish in North Sinai. Al Arabiya TV channel said citing Egyptian security services that the airliner was completely destroyed. There were 224 people onboard.

Early news wire reports said Kogalymavia Flight 9268 (KGL 9268 or 7K-9268), an international chartered passenger flight, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia crashed in central Sinai. The aircraft took off from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Egypt for Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia on 31 October 2015 at 7:13 Moscow time.

The ill-fated plane, an Airbus A321-231, was carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members, 214 of those were Russians and three were Ukrainian, mostly tourists. (Mews wires)

With the death toll of 224 people, Flight 9268 was the deadliest plane crash in Egyptian history, surpassing the 2004 crash of Flash Airlines Flight 604. It is also the deadliest plane crash involving the Airbus A320 series.

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