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BREAKING: Russian Jet with 220 Passengers Goes Off Radar, Mysteriously Crashes in Sinai, Egypt

21st Century Wire says…

Early this morning, a Russian Airbus A321 passenger jet mysteriously disappeared from radar and was presumed to have crashed.

According to reports out of Cairo, Egyptian government officials have confirmed that the Russian passenger plane carrying up to 224 passengers and Russian tourists and 7 crew, has crashed in central Sinai peninsula. The statement has come from the Egyptian prime minister’s office, and also from the Egyptian Aviation Authority.

No doubt, considering current events, the location, and the timing with Vienna Peace Talks starting today, this latest news is certain to trigger a lot of speculation.

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This is just one of many speculative reports to surface in the immediate aftermath of the event. The following was posted on Facebook by one avid plane watcher approximately 1 hour after the news broke, showing the flight commandeered and falling off tracker somewhere at Turkey’s Black Sea northern coast:

/ truth of Russian airplane crash over Egypt حقيقية سقوط الطائرة الروسية اليوم في سيناء

الطيارة الروسية هبطت في مطار Yekaterinburg في روسيا الساعة 07:59 AM GMT.في جدول الرحلات لمطار شرم الشيخ ليس هناك رحلة بالرقم ‘7K9268’عالم غريب و أمروا عجيب…في انتظار التأكيد من السلطات دائما.

Posted by Thamer Bogdan on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Brace yourself for a bevy of reports, and alternative theories as to what happened and why.

Early reports suggest a Flight distress call which was made in-flight, so there might be a possibility of technical failure just happening right before a rapid loss in the plane’s altitude.

Egyptian authorities are already giving preliminary reports that there are no survivors.

So far, this is what’s now been confirmed through numerous official channels…

RT.com

A Russian plane carrying over 220 people has been lost from radars, according to sources in the Russian and Egyptian air traffic controllers. It’s been reported that the plane crashed over Sinai.

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail confirmed that the Russian plane did go missing over Sinai and said a cabinet-level crisis committee has been formed to deal with the incident.

Earlier, the Egyptian air accident chief said the Russian plane had safely left Egyptian airspace and made contact with Turkish air traffic control.

Kolavia Flight 7K9268, an Airbus A320, went off radar 23 minutes after taking off the Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, Sergey Izvolskiy told the media citing preliminary data.

The plane was carrying 212 passengers and 7 crew members on board, he added.

A source in the Russian air traffic controller told Ria Novosti that the plane did not contact controllers in Larnaca, Cyprus.

Some Egyptian media claim the crash site has already been discovered in Egypt.

The Airbus that was reported going off radar and crashing in the Sinai Peninsula was travelling from the Egyptian resort Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, Ria Novosti reported. It belonged to Kogalymavia airline, a small airline based in Western Siberia, which also uses brand name Metrojet….

Continue with additional real time  updates at RT.com 

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