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Airbus A321 crash: Russian emergency team expanded search area

Russian emergency team has already searched 33 square km in the area of A321 crash. They are expanding area 40 square km
Russian emergency team expanded search area

“Rescuers examined 33 square kilometers in the area of Airbus A321 crash on the Sinai Peninsula,” – said Alexei Smirnov, the head of Russian Emergency Ministry (EMERCOM). – “We are expanding area 40 square km.”

As of today, the relatives identified 58 bodies, four of them were given families, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Vesti.ru.

It should be recalled, that in the morning of Saturday October 31, the Airbus 321 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.

The latest U.S. intelligence suggests that the plane crash was most likely caused by a bomb on the plane planted by ISIS or an affiliate, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter.

Earlier the militants of an Egyptian group affiliated with Islamic State claimed that they downed a Russian flight.