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Airbus 321 crash: forensic expert suggests a strong explosion on board

According to Egyptian medical examiner, the nature of injuries of the passengers of the crashed Airbus 321 might indicate there was a strong explosion on board
Who and why downed Russian Airbus A321? – expert opinion

Egyptian medical examiner, who participated in preliminary expertise, said that the injuries of the bodies of the Airbus 321, crashed in Egypt, might indicate a strong explosion on board, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to RT.

He said a large number of fragments in the bodies prove that explosion occurred in the air before the collision with the ground.

According to experts, given the state of most of the bodies, they might need to run DNA tests to identity the victims.

It should be recalled that in the morning of Saturday October 31, the Airbus 321 of Russian airline Kogalymavia took off 5:51 a.m. from the Sinai Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia, 23 minutes later the plane disappeared from the radar, and half an hour later it went down in the mountainous area of central Sinai, killing 217 passengers and 7 crew members.

Yesterday, Russian investigators said that they found no traces of explosives on the fragments of the plane. But the debris, scattered on a very large area, indicated that the liner could break up in the air at high altitudes.

Earlier the militants of an Egyptian group affiliated with Islamic State claimed that they downed a Russian flight “in response to Russian air strikes that killed hundreds of Muslims on Syrian land”, but Russia’s Transport Minister told Interfax news agency the claim “can’t be considered accurate”.