Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed

Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed.  A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed.

Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.

The Egyptian civil aviation authority said, and a security officer who arrived at the scene said most of the passengers appeared to have been killed.

Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed.

Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed.

Egyptian search and rescue teams located the site of the crash.

The Airbus A 321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, 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 security officer at the scene told that search and rescue teams heard voices in a section of the plane.

The plane split into two, a small part on the tail end that burned and a larger part that crashed into a rock.

We have extracted at least 100 bodies and the rest are still inside.”

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

The rebels have killed hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police and have also attacked Western targets in recent months.

The cause of the crash, but security sources said there was no indication the Airbus had been shot down or blown up.

The aircraft took off at 5:51 a.m.

Cairo time (0351 GMT) and disappeared from radar screens 23 minutes later.

Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement. It was at an altitude of 31,000 feet (9,400 metres) when it vanished from radar screens.

Accidents at cruising altitude are one of the rarest categories of accidents but also among the most deadly.

Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed.

Accounting for 13 percent of fatal accidents but 27 percent of fatalities since 2005, according to Boeing.

According to FlightRadar24, an authoritative Sweden-based flight tracking service.

The aircraft descending rapidly at about 6,000 (2,000 metres) feet per minute before the signal lost.

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