Initial reports reveal Russian plane crashed due to technical fault, no survivors

October 31, 2015 15:35


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CAIRO - An initial examination of the crash site showed that a Russian passenger plane crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula due to a technical fault, security sources in North Sinai said. None of 224 passengers and crew on board survived, medical and security sources said. Search and rescue team members are still gathering the remains of victims, the sources said.

About 150 bodies, including burnt corpses, were found in a 5 km (3.1 miles) radius from the crashed airdraft, the sources said. The plane fell vertically, which led to large parts of it burning, the sources added

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