RUSSIAN AIRLINES CRASH : Egyptian Air Traffic Control LOSES Contact Russian Airlines Kogalymavia
NEWS UPDATE : RUSSIAN AIRLINES Completely Destroyed after Crash in Sinai Egypt
BREAKING NEWS: Russian passenger plane with 224 on board 'completely destroyed' after crashing in Egypt's Sinai desert 'leaving no survivors'
Downed plane in Sinai, Egypt, identified as an Airbus A-321 jet operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, Egyptian officials says
Egyptian air traffic control loses contact civilian airliner carrying 212 people shortly after it took off from Sharm el-Sheikh to head to Russia, aviation sources say -
Egypt search and rescue teams have located a crashed passenger jet carrying more than 220 Russian tourists in a remote area of the Sinai desert.
Egyptian air traffic control lost contact with the airliner shortly after it took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to head to Russia.
The Irish-owned aircraft was leased by a Russian airline. It crashed in the Hassana area, south of Arish.
According to Flight Radar 24, the jet was plunging at 5,760 feet per minute at 30,000 feet when it lost contact with air traffic controllers.
Reports suggest the pilot had warned air traffic controllers of a technical issue on board the aircraft.
Weather conditions were said to be poor at the time of the crash.
Egyptian security officials have found the wreckage in a remote mountainous region which has large numbers of ISIS-affiliated terrorists, although they are not thought to possess any weapons which could hit a passenger jet at its 35,000 feet cruising altitude.