Russian A321 broke down in midair – Interstate Aviation Committee

0
1332

© © EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

CAIRO, November 1. /TASS/. Russia’s A321 passenger jet that crashed in Egypt on Saturday broke down in midair, Viktor Sorochenko, the executive director of the Interstate Aviation Committee, told journalists on Sunday after examining the crash site.

“It is too early to speak about the crash causes. The plane broke down in midair and its fragments are scattered ove a vast area of about 20 square kilometres,” he said.

An A321 passenger jet of Russia’s Kogalymavia air carrier (flight 9268) bound to St. Petersburg crashed on October 31 some 30 minutes after the takeoff from Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh. It felld down 100 kilometers south of the administrative center of North Sinai Governorate, the city of Al-Arish. The plane was carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members. None survived.

President Vladimir Putin declared Sunday, November 1, a day of mourning for the worst air disaster in Russian history. St. Petersburg will be mourning over the crash victims till November 3.

ATTENTION READERS

We See The World From All Sides and Want YOU To Be Fully Informed
In fact, intentional disinformation is a disgraceful scourge in media today. So to assuage any possible errant incorrect information posted herein, we strongly encourage you to seek corroboration from other non-VT sources before forming an educated opinion.

About VT - Policies & Disclosures - Comment Policy
Due to the nature of uncensored content posted by VT's fully independent international writers, VT cannot guarantee absolute validity. All content is owned by the author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners, or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images are the full responsibility of the article author and NOT VT.
Previous articleHow Western Weapons Fuel Terrorism and Conflicts in Middle East
Next articleHalloween Fail: Israeli Air Force Pumpkin Features Image of Russian Jet