Over 200 killed as Russian airliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai

Over 200 killed as Russian airliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai

Over 200 killed as Russian airliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai

Written by Staff Writer

31 Oct, 2015 | 10:58 pm

A Russian charter plane carrying 224 people crashed in a mountainous part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula Saturday, killing everyone on board, officials said.

The Airbus A-321 had just left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for the Russian city of St Petersburg.

Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the plane’s “black box”. An official described a “tragic scene” with bodies of victims still strapped to seats.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared Sunday a day of mourning and has ordered an official investigation into the crash of flight KGL9268, and for rescue teams to be sent to the crash site.


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