US Officials: ISIS Bombing Might Have Crashed Russian Jet
Western officials say a planted bomb might have caused a Russian Metrojet to crash over Egypt last week. ISIS has claimed responsibility.By Matt Picht | November 4, 2015
We still don't know exactly what brought down a Russian Metrojet flight over Egypt that killed 224 people. But Western officials are indicating an onboard explosion might be responsible for the crash — which is the last thing Russian and Egyptian authorities want to hear.
Unnamed officials from both the U.S. and the U.K. told news outlets the disaster could have been caused by a bomb planted aboard the airliner. A U.S. satellite recorded a flash of heat near the plane just before the crash, but the plane was flying too high for any terrorist-held surface-to-air missiles in the area to hit it. (Video via ONTV)
An onboard bomb lends credence to the theory that terrorism brought down the plane. An ISIS affiliate in Sinai has claimed credit for the attack multiple times and there's been some evidence of involvement, though nothing is confirmed, yet.