A Metrojet flight 9268 crashed near Cairo, Egypt on October thirty first two thousand fifteen. All two hundred twenty four individuals are thought to have met their demise. This flight crashed supposedly twenty three minutes after take off.
This Airbus A321 actually crashed in the Sinai Peninsula which is near Cairo, Egypt. This airliner was traveling from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt to Saint Petersburg, Russia. Cause of this airplane crash is not known at time of this blog post creation.
Two hundred seventeen passengers, seventeen children, and seven crew members allegedly did not survive. This Metrojet flight 9268 supposedly disappeared off radar after twenty two minutes into this flight. This Airbus A321 split into two pieces during this incident.
This plane supposedly requested an emergency landing and complained about one engine with problems. However, a pre-flight inspection gave an all clear signal. Reports from FlightRadar24.com claim that this airliner was at thirty one thousand feet altitude when disappearing from radar.
This airplane then started descending six thousand feet per minute. Airbus released a statement acknowledging that this airplane was an A321-200 model, manufactured in nineteen ninety seven, and was part of an active fleet for Metrojet since two thousand twelve.
The Russian government military ordered an investigation into this incident. Most passengers on board were Russian tourists allegedly. There was a rumored video created by ISIS that claimed responsibility for this airplane crash.
However, it has since been debunked as an airplane in that video was not the same Metrojet Airbus A321-200. You can check out more information about the crash of Metrojet flight 7K9268 from FlightRader24.com.