Russian airliner crashes in Sinai, all 224 aboard presumed dead

31 Oct 2015 08:12 PM

Russian airliner crashes in Sinai, all 224 aboard presumed dead

Updated 31 Oct 2015 08:12 PM

A Russian airliner crashed in central Sinai in Egypt on Saturday with 224 people on board, all of whom are presumed dead, media reports said. Kolavia flight 7K9268, an Airbus A321, enroute to St. Petersburg, went off the radar 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport. The plane was to contact air traffic control in Turkish Cyprus’ Larnaca after leaving Egypt’s airspace, but failed to do so. It disappeared from radar screens when travelling at 31,000 ft. The plane started to drop very fast, losing 1,500m in one minute before coverage was lost. For latest breaking news, other top stories log on to: http://www.abplive.in & https://www.youtube.com/abpnewsTV

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