October 31, 2015 - Today an Airbus A321 jetliner
(EI-ETJ) that had departed from Sharm el
Sheikh International Airport,
for Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport, Russia
with 217 passengers and seven crew members
crashed in the Sinai
It has been reported there are no survivors
aboard Flight 9268. The Airbus A321 was operated
by the Russian air carrier Metrojet. There is
speculation that the aircraft broke up in-flight
and that the craft may have been brought down by
a bomb onboard the aircraft or a missile.
Flight 9268 had departed from Sharm el Sheikh Airport
at 5:50 AM (local time). It appears through the
flight data information the aircraft encounter
occurred about 20 minutes into the flight, at or
about 6:13 AM while the aircraft was climbing
through 30,888 ft at an airspeed of 281 knots.
has dispatched emergency personnel and accident
investigators to the crash site. The prime
minister has visited the crash site and
armed forces are guarding the crash site.
Within hours of the crash Egyptian officials
located the aircraft's black boxes.