A Russian-operated Airbus A321 with 224 passengers and crew on board has crashed in the Sinai Peninsula. Paul Chapman reports.
Russian airliner crashes in Egypt
File footage shows planes operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the name Metrojet which lost one of its aircraft in a crash on Saturday.
The Airbus A321 with 224 passengers and crew on board went down in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
The plane was en route from the Sinai Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg when it vanished from radar screens.
Anxious relatives have been gathering at St Petersburg airport in Russia hoping for news.
Egypt’s aviation ministry said contact was lost 23 minutes after take-off.
It was flying at a height of 9, 450 metres at the time.
Egyptian security sources say there’s no indication the aircraft was shot down.