Update : Russian airliner crashes in central Sinai : Egyptian PM

Update : Russian airliner crashes in central Sinai : Egyptian PM

Update : Russian airliner crashes in central Sinai : Egyptian PM

Written by Staff Writer

31 Oct, 2015 | 1:35 pm

The Russian airliner which was flying to Russia with over 200 passengers aboard disappeared afer taking off from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Meanwhile some reports say, the airliner had reappeared over Turkey.

According to Egyptian prime minister, In the latest development BBC reports the Russian airliner reported missing has crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.

Most of the passengers are said to be Russian tourists.

Media reports say at least 40 ambulances have been sent to the scene.

The Russian aviation authority Rosaviatsiya said in a statement that flight 7K 9268 left Sharm el-Sheikh at 06:51 Moscow time (03:51 GMT) and had been due into St Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport at 12:10.

The authority added that the aircraft failed to make scheduled contact with Cyprus air traffic control 23 minutes after take-off and disappeared from the radar.

Egypt’s civilian aviation ministry said the plane had been at an altitude of 9,500m (31,000ft) when it disappeared.

A centre to help relatives of the passengers has been set up at Pulkovo airport, Tass news agency quoted St Peterburg city officials as saying.

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