Thursday, 5 November 2015


A Russian passenger plane has been reported to have crashed into the mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 passengers and crew on board, resulting in several major airlines to review the flight route.
Some airlines including Germany's Lufthansa, Air France and Emirates have released statements, saying that they would stop flights over Sinai until the actual cause of the crash has been affirmed.
The Airbus A321 was operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia and was carrying 200 adult passengers, 17 children and seven crew en route from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg when it lost contact 23 minutes into its flight.The passengers on board included 214 Russians and three Ukrainians, the Egyptian government said in a statement.
"Unfortunately, all passengers of Kogalymavia flight 9268 Sharm el-Sheikh [to] Saint Petersburg have died. We issue condolences to family and friends," said a message on the facebook page of the Russian embassy.

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