Monday August 10, 2020

Russian jet carrying 224 passengers crashes in Egypt

Airbus A 321 Airliner came down as it flew home from Egyptian holiday resort to St Petersburg

31st October, 2015
Devastated relatives at Pulkovo international airport in Saint Petersburg Pic: Getty

A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew has crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

The plane - operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia - was flying from the Sinai Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia when it came down in a mountainous area of central Sinai this morning.

It is understood 17 children are among the dead and few passengers have survived the tragedy.

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