SMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO: A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday shortly after losing radar contact near cruising altitude, killing all aboard.
A militant group affiliated to Islamic State in Egypt, Sinai Province, said in a statement it had brought down the plane "in response to Russian airstrikes that killed hundreds of Muslims on Syrian land", but Russia's transport minister told Interfax news agency the claim "can't be considered accurate".
The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the brand name Metrojet, was flying from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia when it went down in central Sinai soon after daybreak, the aviation ministry said.
RIP and these occurrences have to be arrested, under any circumstances.
Russians are sure to pin point the true cause of the crash. RIP all the victims!
very sad may their souls rest in peace...now entire world should react to them and finish the ISIS...
3rd world War looks near.
Accident or attack? Regular attacks of such big airliners occur. Could be accident also but a terror organization had claimed attack.
Too premature to find the reason behind crash...Russians are investigating after recovery of black boxes....
Khandaker Mohitul Islam
Decoding the Black Box message, the clue has to be detected. it is a news of great shock.
Airlines should register the wills of those embarking on flights with wives and children so that their wealth goes to their selected beneficiaries/diners and does not revert to govts in case they all die in a plane crash