224 people aboard a Russian passenger jet died when the plane broke into pieces midair. The Kogalymavia Flight 9268 had been in the air 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt when it fell apart. The incident happened on Saturday 30 2015.
“Disintegration of the fuselage took place in the air and the fragments are scattered around a large area” The executive director of Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee, Viktor Sorochenko is quoted as saying.
Debris from the wreckage can be seen covering the flat barren land for over a 20 square Kilometer area in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The area is known to be occupied by Islamic Insurgent groups.
Wide spread speculation is circulating over what may have caused the Russian passenger Jet to crush. Experts say knowing that the plane came disintegrated mid air narrows down the possibilities but say it is still too early to say what exactly caused it.