Russian Airliner With 224 on Board Crashes in Egypt

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Earlier on Saturday Egyptian air traffic control said they lost contact with the Russian airliner en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg.


Voices of trapped passengers can be heard in sections of the Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt’s Sinai earlier Saturday, an Egyptian security official at the scene told Reuters.

A Metrojet/Kogalymavia A321 en route from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city, crashed near el-Arish in the north of Sinai, officials said.

Earlier, a security official at the scene said the Russian airliner was completely destroyed and all of its passengers were most probably dead.

The plane went down in a mountainous area in central Sinai and poor weather conditions have made it difficult for rescue crews to get to the scene, the officer said. Survivors and bodies of those on board will be flown to Cairo, he added.
 
Earlier on Saturday Egyptian air traffic control said they lost contact with the Russian airliner en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg.

Voices of trapped passengers can be heard in sections of the Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt’s Sinai earlier Saturday, an Egyptian security official at the scene told Reuters.

A Metrojet/Kogalymavia A321 en route from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city, crashed near el-Arish in the north of Sinai, officials said.

Earlier, a security official at the scene said the Russian airliner was completely destroyed and all of its passengers were most probably dead.

The plane went down in a mountainous area in central Sinai and poor weather conditions have made it difficult for rescue crews to get to the scene, the officer said. Survivors and bodies of those on board will be flown to Cairo, he added.

An Egyptian Health Ministry official said 45 ambulances were sent to central Sinai’s Al-Hasana City, adding that an “emergency status” was declared.

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