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BREAKING NEWS: airliner missing within Egyptian FIR

Old 31st Oct 2015, 07:24
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BREAKING NEWS: airliner missing within Egyptian FIR

Egypt loses contact with passenger plane over Sinai

Egyptian air traffic control lost contact with a civilian airliner carrying 212 people shortly after it took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to head to Russia, aviation sources said on Saturday.

The sources said the passenger plane was mainly carrying Russian tourists and that a search was underway.

Security sources in the Sinai Peninsula confirmed reports that an aircraft was missing.

(Writing by Lin Noueihed; editing by Susan Thoms)
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Old 31st Oct 2015, 07:26
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Egypt loses contact with passenger plane over Sinai: sources | Reuters

Aljazeera saying situation not clear, conflicting report from Egyptian ATC.
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Old 31st Oct 2015, 07:30
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Russina autorities are confirming that contact has been lost with a russian airliner that was over the Sinai.

According the al jazeera.
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Old 31st Oct 2015, 07:59
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By Staff writer Al Arabiya NewsSaturday, 31 October 2015

A Russian civilian plane carrying 224 people crashed in Sinai on Saturday, the Egyptian Prime Minister said, amid earlier conflicting reports that the plane was safely continuing its journey.

Egyptian air traffic control lost contact with the Airbus A-321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, shortly after it took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to head to Russia, aviation sources told Reuters news agency.

The sources said the passenger plane was mainly carrying Russian tourists.

Security sources in the Sinai Peninsula confirmed reports that an aircraft was missing. But in a conflicting statement, Egypt's air accident chief had said that the missing passenger plane on its way to Russia had safely left Egyptian airspace and made contact with Turkish air traffic control.

"The ... Russian airline had told us that the Russian plane we lost contact with is safe and that it has contacted Turkish air traffic control and is passing through Turkish skies now," Ayman al-Muqaddam, the head of the central air traffic accident authority in Egypt, said in a statement.

But local Egyptian media reported the plane had crashed in Sinai, a claim later confirmed by the PM.

A Russian aviation authority source confirmed that radar contact was lost with the passenger jet, according to RIA news agency.

The source said the aircraft is an Airbus A-321 operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia and that it was carrying 224 passengers and crew. The source added that radar contact was lost in Cyprus' airspace.

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ISIS /al Qaeda lookalikes are running the show in the Sinai Peninsula.
If it is shot down by them, we are in for a rough ride....
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Old 31st Oct 2015, 08:08
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If it has crashed in the Sinai, isn't there a lot of bad guys there with manpads?
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According to FR it got up to FL330 so that makes manpads unlikely I reckon. Last data point it was back down to 28 and change, if accurate.
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Old 31st Oct 2015, 08:18
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intitial report said :'Shortly after take off " would indicate a low altitude. But if Flight radar is to be trusted, it shows the "problem" occurring a FL330 followed by an extremely fast descent ...last reply FL280 .

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ISIS /al Qaeda lookalikes are running the show in the Sinai Peninsula.
If it is shot down by them, we are in for a rough ride....
Oh boy, yes... This could turn very ugly..

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ISIS /al Qaeda lookalikes are running the show in the Sinai Peninsula.
Not smack dab in the middle of Sinai, it is empty desert there, the aircraft was already quite high.
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Old 31st Oct 2015, 08:24
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Two further Russian flights (ORB508 and H59222) just left SSH for VKO on similar headings. Obviously not too concerned about a high altitude shootdown threat.
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"The source said the aircraft is an Airbus A-321 operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia and that it was carrying 224 passengers and crew. The source added that radar contact was lost in Cyprus' airspace."
No part of the Nicosia FIR is over the Sainai
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RT is reporting a source telling that the plane wanted to divert to Cairo

"A source at Sharm El-Sheikh Airport told RIA Novosti the pilot of the missing plane requested a change of course, saying the jet would have to land in Cairo."
does not sound like a missile to me....
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SKY NEWS reporting contact made in Turkish airspace,who is correct? who Knows
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You can see it on Flight Radar 24 play back - flight number KGL9268

Registration EI-ETJ Airbus A321
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You can also watch the play back here:

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FR24 clearly shows it was going down...

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The source added that radar contact was lost in Cyprus' airspace."
Egyptian prime minister stated the aircraft crashed in Sinai - at this point, unless a better source emerges, I would rather believe him.
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Russian media said that place was found near Al Arish and that police already located crash site.
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Am from Egypt

Guys it my first post but I've always been reading the forums. I am from Egypt and I confirm that search and rescue team has been dispatched to the area and in search for it.
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