RUSSIAN PASSENGERS PLANE 7K9268 HAS CRASHED IN SINAI - EGYPT CONFIRMED ~ :: Habari Duniani

Russian passengers plane 7K9268 has crashed in Sinai. A Russian plane carrying more than 200 people has crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to the Egyptian prime minister's office.
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. Sharm el-Sheikh is popular with Russian tourists.

The plane which is an Airbus 321 was operated by the small Russian airline Kogalymavia also known as Metro Jet, based in western Siberia. Latest reports say it was carrying 217 passengers and seven crew.
There were conflicting reports about the fate of the plane, some suggesting it had disappeared over Cyprus.

Initial reports were conflicting, as the chief of Egypt's state Aviation Accidents Commission, Ayman al-Moqdam, said the plane was safe in Turkish air space.  

Security sources in the Sinai Peninsula later confirmed reports that an aircraft was missing.

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