Russian plane with 224 passengers on board crashes

A Kogalymavia plane carrying 224 passengers has crashed in Egypt’s Sinai penunsula.

The Airbus A321 left Sharm-El-Sheikh for St. Petersburg with flight number 7K9268. It belongs to airline Metrojet and was 18.5 years old and was descending with about 6000 feet per minute just before signal was lost. The captain told ATC after departure of a technical fault and requested a route change.

The plane was carrying 212 passengers and 7 crew members. 17 of the passengers are children. It’s believed the plane was mainly carrying Russian tourists.

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