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Russian Plane Crashes In Egypt, Killing All 224 On Board

A Russian plane hours ago crash in Egypt killing all 224 people on board.  None of those on board survived the crash, according to Egyptian officials.

There had been previous reports from the crash site in the mountains of Sinai that voices could be heard from one part of the wreckage. However, officials have now said that everyone on board, including 17 children, died in the crash.

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The Airbus A-321 aircraft was carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members and took off from popular tourist destination Sharm el-Sheikh. The plane, operated by small Russian airline Kogalymavia and branded as Metrojet, was heading for St Petersburg in Russia. Of the passengers on board, 214 were Russian and three were Ukrainian.

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The plane disappeared from radar screens 23 minutes after its take-off time of 5:51am

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