Debris found after Russian plane crashes in Egypt

2015-10-31 10:41


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cairo - A Russian plane which went missing in Egypt on Saturday with 212 passengers aboard has crashed in the Sinai, an Egyptian aviation official said.

"Research and rescue forces found the debris of the Airbus 321," the chief of Egypt's state Aviation Accidents Commission, Ayman al-Moqdam, said.

"A delegation from the Civil Aviation Ministry will immediately head to the area to start an investigation into the cause of the accident," he added.

Aviation authorities lost contact with the plane shortly after it took off from the Egyptian Red Sea town of Sharm al-Sheikh in southern Sinai, Egyptian aviation authority sources said.

"Minutes after its take-off, we lost control with the plane, bound for an airport in federal Russia," an aviation official said.

He added that all the passengers aboard were Russian holidaymakers.

Earlier reports quoting Moqdam stated that contact had been restored with the missing plane as it flew through Turkish airspace.

Read more on:    russia  |  egypt  |  north africa  |  air crashes  |  aviation

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.