SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt: The Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt, killing everyone onboard, broke up at high altitude, Russia's top aviation official said on Sunday.
The Metrojet plane, bound for St Petersburg in Russia, crashed 23 minutes after it took off from Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday morning. The 224 people on board, all Russian except for four Ukrainians and one Belarusian, died.
Fragments of the plane were found scattered over a large area, indicating it disintegrated high in the air, said Alexander Neradko, head of Russia's federal aviation agency. Neradko, along with two Russian Cabinet ministers, were in Egypt inspecting the crash site in a remote part of the northern Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt is fighting an Islamic insurgency.
If it is an act of ISIS then the coming days or the future if ISIS will be much more pathetic...If it is proved, Russia will attack ISIS more aggressively..
Yes, in the coming days, Russis will attack ISIS settlements very aggressively. Other peace loving nations need to cooperate with Russia in this hour.
Sad that innocent lives are lost in cross fire.
It is time now for Russia to dump Airbuses and Boeings. Russia can bring back Ilyushin and Tupolev passenger planes.
Perhaps some kind of bomb blast ripped the plane apart. May God punish those responsible for so many deaths. Condolences to the family members.
Russians are in great trouble....Breaking apart in to two pieces at high air seems to be by external attack.
If this is ISIS, then good, Russia will attack with full force. Also, Putin should realize that the rest of the world has no sympathy for Russia in this moment of tragedy, due to his reaction of the Malaysian Airlines shooting down. Both ways it is good. Russia got a payback, and ISIS will now bear the full brunt of Russian armed forces response.
It could be a case of Bomb planted in the luggage section of the aircraft, which could have gone unnoticed. if it is so, technicians & inspection engineers to be held resposible. The Engineer who cleared way for the Aircraft for takeoff is also responsible
ISIS must have planted the bomb before take off itself. Aviation industry has to be more cautious
Caste no bar
It's could be Karma, Russian supported rebels shot down a Malaysian Airlines in Ukraine airspace, and now this in Egyptian airspace.
Broke in the air - Two possibilities - There was a bomb planted in the plane before it took off and detonated, Or a missile intercepted it. Its highly unlikely that the plane would have broken into two by turbulence or sudden loss of altitude
Its obviously done by the US