IT has been revealed that the Russian passenger jet that crashed in Egypt killing all 224 people on board plummeted due to “external” factors.
At a news conference in Moscow on Monday, Senior Kogalymavia executive Alexander Smirnov said the “only explanation for the crash was some kind of external action”.
Smirnov continued to elaborate on how the Airbus 321 was in excellent technical condition, and that “no technical failures” could have been responsible, hinting at a possible terror attack although there is no direct evidence of terrorist involvement yet.
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Investigators are currently examining the black box on-board recorders and are combing the crash site in the Sinai peninsula.
Flight 9268 was on its way from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg on Saturday when it plummeted to the ground after dropping off the radar about 23 minutes into the flight.