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Russian passenger plane crashes in Egypt's Sinai desert

A Russian passenger plane has crashed in the Sinai desert. The Kogalymavia Airbus A-321 was travelling from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to

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Russian passenger plane crashes in Egypt's Sinai desert

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A Russian passenger plane has crashed in the Sinai desert.

The Kogalymavia Airbus A-321 was travelling from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg.

The Russian aviation authority said that the aircraft failed to make scheduled contact with Cyprus air traffic control 23 minutes after take-off and disappeared from the radar.

There were 217 passengers, and seven crew on board the flight.

Seventeen children boarded the aircraft.

All those on board are Russian nationals.

Egyptian search and rescue teams have located the plane in the Hassana area south of Arish in the Sinai desert.


The plane went down in a mountainous area in poor weather.

Authorities say it appears unlikely that there are any survivors.