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A Russian plane with 224 people on board crashes in Egypt

A Russian plane with 224 people on board EgiptoUn Russian passenger plane carrying 224 people has crashed on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt crashes, as confirmed by the Egyptian prime minister, Sherif Ismail, who has organized a cabinet crisis.

The head of the committee established to clarify the causes of the accident, Ayman al Mokadem has ruled that the aircraft has been shot down and has detailed the pilot informed the authorities of a technical error and the need to land at the nearest airport. According to Al Mokadem, the aircraft would have crashed while trying to approach the airport of Al Arish. A team from the civil aviation authority of the Arab country has moved to the place to start searching for the black boxes of the device and shed light on the event.

The plane is an Airbus A-321 operated by the Russian airline Metrojet (Kogalymavia) and traveled 217 passengers and 7 crew members. The device, according to information provided by the web FlightJet specializing in monitoring commercial aircraft was losing altitude gradually until it disappeared from radar. He was 18 years old.

An Egyptian security source quoted by Reuters noted that the device is completely destroyed and most of the passengers have died. "The place doctors have come and are evacuating the bodies with the army", said an official of the Egyptian security. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered sending an emergency plane to assist in the rescue.

According to sources in the Russian embassy in Egypt, all the passengers present on the aircraft are Russian citizens, including 17 children and seven members of the tripulaciĆ³n.El Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov, travels to Egypt to monitor the details of research and rescue of passengers.

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