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No Survivors After Russian Airplane With 224 On Board Crashes In Egypt's Sinai
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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/31/2015 08:39 -0400
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With tensions already at deeply concerning levels between Russians and their various adversaries in the Middle East region, a few hours ago this Saturday morning, around 4:20am GMT to be precise, a Russian airliner carrying 224 in crew and passengers, including 138 women, 62 men and 17 children, crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula. Egyptian officials say there are no survivors from the crash. This is the worst Russian air accident in history.
The Airbus A321 shown below, also known as Kolavia Flight 7K9268, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the brand name Metrojet, was flying from the Sinai Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia when it went down in a desolate mountainous area of central Sinai soon after daybreak.
The aircraft took off at 5:51 a.m. Cairo time (0351 GMT) and disappeared from radar screens 23 minutes later, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement. It was at an altitude of 31,000 feet (9,400 meters) when it vanished from radar screens. According to various flight tracking services the aircraft, having made an apparently smooth take off, lurched into a rapid descent shortly after approaching cruising altitude.
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Airbus has confirmed the crash:


Airbus regrets to confirm that an A321-200 operated by Metrojet was involved in an accident shortly after 6:17 local time (04:17 GMT) over the Sinai Peninsula today. The aircraft was operating a scheduled service, Flight 7K-9268 from Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) to St. Petersburg (Russia).
 
The concerns and sympathy of the Airbus employees go to all those affected by this tragic accident of Flight 7K-9268.
 
The aircraft involved in the accident, registered under EI-ETJ was MSN (Manufacturer Serial Number) 663, was produced in 1997 and since 2012 operated by Metrojet. The aircraft had accumulated some 56000 flight hours in nearly 21000 flights. It was powered by IAE-V2500 engines. At this time no further factual information is available.
 
In line with ICAO annex 13, an Airbus go-team of technical advisors stands-by ready to provide full technical assistance to French Investigation Agency – BEA – and to the Authorities in charge of the investigation.
 
The A321-200 is the largest member of the Airbus twin-engine A320 Family seating up to 240 passengers. The first A321 entered service in January 1994. By the end of September 2015, some 6500 A320 Family aircraft were in service with over 300 operators. To date, the entire fleet has accumulated some 168 million flight hours in some 92.5 million flights.
A loop of the flight's brief flight before crashing is shown below:

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Russian plane leaves Egypt’s airspace before disappearing from radars near Larnaca
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October 31, 10:37 updated at: October 31, 11:18 UTC+3
Russia’s Rosaviatsiya aviation agency has confirmed that the Russian passenger plane went missing in Sinai, the agency’s official spokesman Sergey Izvolsky told TASS
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CAIRO, October 31. /TASS/. The Russian passenger plane has left Egypt’s airspace before disappearing from radars near Cyprus’ Larnaca, Sky News Arabia TV channel reported on Saturday.
The plane that took off from the Sharm el-Shaikh airport in the morning was carrying 212 people.
It was earlier reported that the plane crashed in the central part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
The Egyptian Embassy’s consular department is checking the information about the Russian plane.
Egypt’s PM says Russian passenger plane crashed in Sinai.
The civilian airliner that lost contact with air traffic controllers and was feared crashed in Egypt’s Sinai has contacted Turkish air traffic controllers, Reuters reported on Saturday citing Ayman al-Muqaddam, the head of the central air traffic accident authority in Egypt.
Russian passenger plane was scheduled to arrive in St. Petersburg at 12:10pm Moscow time, according to the Pulkovo airport.
The flight is operated by A321 belonging to Kogalymavia company.
Reuters earlier reported that the passenger plane that disappeared from radars in Egypt’s Sinai carried 212 people.
Russia’s Rosaviatsiya aviation agency has confirmed that the Russian passenger plane went missing in Sinai, the agency’s official spokesman Sergey Izvolsky told TASS on Saturday.
"According to preliminary reports, the Airbus A320 belonging to Kagalymavia, Flight 92-68, en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg has took off at 6:51 am Moscow time. At 7:14am it failed to contact Larnaca (Cyprus) and disappeared from radars. The plane carried 212 passengers and seven crewmembers," Izvolsky said.
A Russian plane that requested an emergency landing at one of closest airports shortly before disappearing from radars, a source in the Cairo International Airport said on Saturday.
The airliner was flying at 9,000 meters when the plane’s captain contacted air traffic controllers and requested emergency landing due to radio station malfunction. Connection with the plane was lost after that.


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Russian plane carrying 224 crashes in Egypt's Sinai

Breaking News alert: 'All died' in Russian plane crash in Egypt's Sinai: Russian embassy
Check back for updates. Original story is below.
A Russian plane with 224 people on board crashed in a mountainous part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, leaving "many" dead including 17 children, officials said.
The chartered passenger plane had taken off from the south Sinai resort of Sharm el-Sheikh bound for Saint Petersburg and lost contact with air traffic control 23 minutes later.
Ambulances reached the site of the crash, in a remote mountainous area in the middle of the peninsula, and began evacuating "casualties," officials and state media reported.
The head of the Egyptian civil aviation authority Mahmud al-Zinati told AFP there were "many dead", including 17 children.

An Airbus A-321 aircraft operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, commonly known as Metrojet, sits at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, on August 28, 2015.
The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Moscow's emergency ministry to dispatch rescue teams to Egypt.
The wreckage was found roughly 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the North Sinai town of El-Arish, Egyptian officials said.
"Military planes have discovered the wreckage of the plane... in a mountainous area, and 45 ambulances have been directed to the site to evacuate dead and wounded," a cabinet statement said.
Officials and the state MENA news agency later said the "casualties" were being transferred to a Cairo morgue and hospitals.
There was no official word on the cause of the crash.
A senior Egyptian aviation official said the plane was a charter flight operated by a Russian company carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members, which was flying at an altitude of 30,000 feet when communication was lost.
At Saint Petersburg's Pulkovo airport, anxious family members awaited news of their loved ones.
"I am meeting my parents," said 25-year-old Ella Smirnova, a tall woman seemingly in shock. "I spoke to them last on the phone when they were already on the plane, and then I heard the news."
"I will keep hoping until the end that they are alive, but perhaps I will never see them again."
A senior official in Egypt air traffic control said that the pilot told him in their last communication that he was having trouble with the plane's radio system.
Russian aviation official Sergei Izvolsky told Interfax news agency that the plane operated by Russian carrier Kogalymavia had departed Sharm el-Sheikh at 5:51 am local time (0351 GMT).
He said the Airbus 321 did not make contact as expected with air traffic controllers in Cyprus.
- Communication lost -
"Communication was lost today with the Airbus 321 of Kogalymavia which was carrying out flight 9268 from Sharm el-Sheikh to Saint Petersburg," Izvolsky later told Russian television networks.
"The plane departed Sharm el-Sheikh with 217 passengers and 7 crew members. At 7:14 Moscow time the crew was scheduled to make contact with... Larnaca, however this did not happen and the plane disappeared from the radar screens."
The flight was scheduled to land at St Petersburg at 0912 GMT, he said.
Kogalymavia, which now operates under the name Metrojet, says on its website it has two A320 planes and seven A321s, and that it transported 779,626 passengers in the first nine months of 2015, according to the Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia.
Egyptian state television reported that Prime Minister Ismail Sharif was headed to the site of the accident.
The last major commercial airliner crash in Egypt happened in 2004, when a Flash Airlines Boeing 737 plunged into the Red Sea after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh.
The 148 people aboard that flight, most of whom were French, were killed.
Millions of tourists, many of them Russian, visit the resort town, one of Egypt's major draws for holidaymakers looking for pristine beaches and scuba diving.
The resort, and others dotting the southern Sinai Red Sea coast, are heavily secured by the military and police as an Islamist militant insurgency rages in the north of the restive peninsula, which borders Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Militants in the north who pledged allegiance to the jihadist Islamic State group have killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
Metrojet photo credit:Anna Zvereva via flickr


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Egypt: Russian plane disappeared at 31,000 feet
October 31, 2015, 11:23 am
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Relatives of passengers aboard the crashed Metrojet airliner in Egypt react to the news in St Petersburg [Xinhua]

The Egyptian Civil Aviation agency has said that a Russian commercial jet carrying 224 people, which crashed in the Sinai Peninsula early Saturday, was last seen at 31,000 feet before disappearing off radar 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm el Sheikh airport headed for St Petersburg.
The Airbus A-321 operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia (also known as Siberia-based Metrojet) was carrying 217 passengers – 17 of whom were children – and 7 crew members. Egyptian authorities said all on board were Russians.
Egyptian media said that the country’s fighter jets flying reconnaissance located a debris site in Al-Hassana in central Sinai.
There were unconfirmed reports in some local media that the plane had been split in two.
Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, who earlier formed a task force in cooperation with Russian authorities to investigate the cause of the crash, canceled a plan trip to the city of Ismailiyah and met with his cabinet in emergency session early Saturday.
Egyptian media reported that he was headed to the crash site at Al-Hassana, 300km north of the popular Sharm el Sheikh resort frequented by Russian tourists.
Ismail said that 54 ambulance and relief vehicles had arrived at the crash site. Some Egyptian media reported that bodies were now being recovered.
Russia announced that it would immediately dispatch its transport minister and an entourage of aviation officials and experts to Sinai. Moscow said it would also send a number of aircraft to assist Egyptian relief efforts.
It is still unclear whether there are any survivors, and the cause of the crash has not yet been determined.
Egyptian media quoting unnamed officials said that initial indications point to “technical failure”.
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They don't shoot planes down anymore, they use scaler weapons....They are everywhere and anywhere......They have almost all information on every one of us. This is all a dog and pony show....Folks just seem to always underestimate them.....They have created an entire planet through deception and lies, and have the masses believing it......Its energy now folks, its all about energy....Do your best to link to the source....then all of this is for naught.

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ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS TO HAVE SHOT DOWN RUSSIAN AIRLINER OVER THE SINAI

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Update The Kogalymavia airliner did not send an SOS call before it suddenly “disappeared off the radar.”
A Russian passenger airliner crashed early Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula en route from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg.
A top Russian investigative committee has begun a criminal investigation into the crash.
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Russia, however, has said the claim “can’t be considered accurate.”
The Islamic State and other jihadi groups have vowed to retaliate against Russia for its airstrikes in Syria and its defense of Bashar al-Assad.

The Islamic State in the Sinai
Following the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and “unprecedented clashes” in the lawless Sinai, elements of the Ansar Bait al-Maqdis group claimed allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State.
The group is made up largely of Bedouins, Egyptians and foreign jihadists. It has declared the Egyptian army and police to be apostates that can be killed.
Ansar Bait al-Maqdis has bombed pipelines that carry gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan numerous times, has attacked police and military intelligence facilities, has taken responsibility for car bombings in Cairo and has reportedly carried out attacks inside Israel.
A large number of attacks have occurred in and around Hasna where the Russian airliner went down.
The group is thought to have missile technology. In January 2014 a rocket was launched from the Sinai to Eilat, Israel. It was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Ansar Bait al-Maqdis took responsibility for the launch.
The same month Ansar Bait al-Maqdis claimed it had shot down a military helicopter in the Sinai.
It also claimed to have launched three Grad rockets from the Sinai into southern Israel near the Gaza Strip.
The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy says “the group is known to be the strongest and best coordinated in Egypt, and it is in possession of advanced weaponry, including man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS), rocket-propelled grenades, Grad rockets, and mortars.”
MANPADS, however, are not capable of downing aircraft at 30,000 feet.
In June, 2014 it was reported that ISIS acquired Stinger missiles from army bases they had taken over in Iraq. The Stinger missile is a low-altitude missile capable of reaching aircraft at 10,000 feet.
On July 17, 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, reportedly with a medium-range surface-to-air Buk missile. Advanced variants of the Russian Buk have a range of 30 miles and can reach an altitude of nearly 80,000 feet.
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Hard to tell now... Two sources on a video I watched said piolet calledin for Emergency landing and video showed the planes engine on left wing on fire so ISIS could just be trying to use this to promote themselves.. Also, passengers on plane were Russian Elite they were saying..

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I am out of town and away from my pc so I have limited access to info until tomorrow. But this has lots versions so far that I have seen. So... if the US is ISIS then we blew this plane up and here we go was my first thought. Frame up



  

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Infrared Satellite Detected a ‘Heat Flash’ on Crashed Russian Plane, Explosion Not Ruled Out
By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times | November 3, 2015
Last Updated: November 3, 2015 12:46 pm
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Debris of the A321 Russian airliner lie on the ground a day after the plane crashed in Wadi al-Zolomat, a mountainous area in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, on November 1, 2015. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A U.S. infrared satellite has detected a possible midair explosion on the Russian passenger plane that went down over Egypt on Saturday morning.
An American official told NBC News on Nov. 2 that the U.S. intelligence community believes the “heat flash” observed by the satellite might have been a type of explosion on the plane itself. The official theorized it may have been a bomb or a fuel tank explosion.
However, the imagery ruled out a surface-to-air missile attack, NBC reported.
“The speculation that this plane was brought down by a missile is off the table,” the official told NBC News, under the condition of anonymity. The satellite would have been able to detect a heat trail of a missile shot from the ground. Meanwhile, experts have dismissed the idea that ISIS has the capability to fire surface-to-air missiles that reach 30,000 feet, which is how high the plane was flying.
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The plane was heading from a Red Sea resort on the Sinai peninsula to St. Petersburg, Russia. All 224 people on board the plane. The Islamic State, or ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack, but Russian officials doubted the group was behind the crash.
According to the U.S. official, “the plane disintegrated at a very high altitude,” and as the satellite indicates, “there was an explosion of some kind.”
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A Russian investigator walks near wreckage a day after a passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg, Russia, crashed in Hassana, Egypt, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
“It’s unlikely, but I wouldn’t rule it out,” the U.S. director of national intelligence, James Clapper, said in a response to a question as to whether ISIS was involved. He made the remarks at a Defense One conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
“We don’t have any direct evidence of any terrorist involvement yet. ISIL had tweeted claims,” he said, using another term for the group.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov seemingly echoed Clapper’s statement, saying no theory could be ruled out, according to Reuters.
Investigators have recovered the plane’s black boxes. Analysis of the two is expected to start on Tuesday, Egyptian officials told Al Jazeera TV.
“There is much work to be done to study the debris of the aircraft and the data of the flight recorders,” the chief of the Russian aviation agency, Aleksand Neradko, told Rossiya 24 news channel. “The debris is indeed spread over a large area indicating that the plane fell apart at a high altitude. But speculating on the cause is premature.”


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