Downed Russian Plane Reportedly Broke Apart Midair
A Russian aviation official said the Kogalymavia flight that crashed in Egypt was destroyed in the air. The cause is still unknown.By Samantha Crook, Jake Godin, Ben Lawson | November 1, 2015
The Russian plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Saturday was reportedly destroyed before it hit the ground, according to a Russian aviation official. (Video via Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
The executive director of Russia's Interstate Aviation Commission told the state-funded RT it was too soon to draw any conclusions. But he said: "The destruction [of the plane] happened in the air and the fragments scattered over a large area."
Two hundred and twenty-four people were on board, most of them Russian. Officials say there are no survivors and the cause is still unknown. Over 150 bodies have been recovered so far, according Egypt's state-run information service. (Video via CNN)