Russian Plane Crash: 220 People Onboard Crashes In Sinai, Egypt

Russian Plane With Over 220 People Onboard Crashes In Sinai, Confirms Egypt PM - Russian Passenger Aircraft With 220 Onboard Goes Off Radar, Reportedly Crashes Over Egypt

Missing Russian passenger plane with 220 tourists on board 'may have crashed in Egypt's Sinai desert'
The aircraft was reported missing minutes after leaving Sharm el-Sheikh
Russian news agencies said it was operated by Kogalymavia Air
Aviation officials confirmed there were more than 200 tourists on board
Egyptian prime minister Sharif Ismail confirmed the aircraft has crashed.

Egyptian air traffic control had lost contact with a civilian airliner carrying 212 people shortly after it had took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to head to Russia.

A Russian plane carrying over 220 people from Egypt to Russia disapperaed from radars, according to Russian and Egyptian authorities. It is believed to have crushed in central Sinai...

Kolavia Flight 7K9268, an Airbus A320, went off radar 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, Sergey Izvolskiy told the media citing preliminary data...

The plane was carrying 212 passengers and 7 crewmembers, he added.

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail confirmed that the Russian plane did go missing over Sinai and said a cabinet-level crisis committee has been convened to deal with the incident

Egypt says Russian passenger plane crashed in Sinai. Airliner carrying more than 200 people lost contact with air traffic control after take-off from Sharm al-Sheikh.

A Russian plane carrying more than 200 people has crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to the Egyptian prime minister's office. A "Russian civilian plane... crashed in the central Sinai," the office of Prime Minister Sharif Ismail said in a statement on Saturday

Russian media quoting aviation sources also reported that the plane had crashed

Egyptian air traffic control lost contact with the civilian airliner shortly after it took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to head to the Russian city of St Petersburg.

A senior aviation official told the AFP news agency it was a charter flight operated by a Russian company and had on board 217 passengers and seven crew members.


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