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| Flying a plane from Egypt "Kogalymavia" Russian airline disappeared from radar |
Russian airline "Kogalymavia" Airplane Airbus-321 suffered a crash today in the central part of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, told television channel Sky News Arabia. The aircraft carried out flight Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, on board were 212 passengers and 7 crew members.
As reported by "RIA Novosti", military aircraft of Egypt raised the alarm. It also reported that the wreckage found in the center of the Sinai Peninsula. According to local media reports, Egyptian security forces have cordoned off the crash site, the city of El-Arish in northern Sinai, directed about twenty ambulances to evacuate the victims of the disaster.
The Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia confirmed the loss of the aircraft. "According to preliminary information, the aircraft Airbus A320" Kogalymavia ", carrying out flight 92-68 Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, flew to 6:51 Moscow time. At 7:14 he had not made contact with Larnaca (Cyprus), the label has disappeared from radar screens. On board were 212 people and 7 crew members, "- he told Tass agency spokesman Sergei Izvolsky.
At the same time, Reuters reported that Russia was considered crashed aboard got in touch with the Turkish air traffic controllers. The agency said the head of the Main Directorate of the incidents in air transport, Ayman al-Muqaddam.