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Russia-Bound Plane From Egypt Carrying 224 People Crashes

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Russia-Bound Plane From Egypt Carrying 224 People Crashes.

UK | Red Newswire| Source: HuffPost UK. 31/10/2015 08:06 GMT.

A plane carrying more than 200 people has crashed in Sinai, Egypt, it has been confirmed.

The BBC reported that the office of Egypt’s prime minister said the Airbus A-321 crashed shortly after taking off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Egyptian authorities have arrived at the scene of the crash in the South Arish region of Sinai, where they have found wreckage, the Mirror reported.

Although some reports intiially said that rescue services had heard some voices calling from the wreckage, it has now been confirmed that all those on board the plane have died.

RT reported that around 100 bodies had been removed from the site, including five children.

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Flight 7K9268 vanished from radars just 23 minutes after take-off.

The aircraft belonged to Russian airline Kogalymavia, also known as Metrojet, and was carrying mainly Russian tourists at the time.

It was carrying carrying 217 passengers and seven crew.

Metrojet
The plane belonged to Russian airline Kogalymavia, also known as Metrojet (FILE PIC)

It was travelling to St Petersburg when it crashed.

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