Russian airliner disintegrated in the air
Nov.2, Moscow: Russian officials said that the airline that crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula disintegrated in the high altitude, killing all 224 on board. However, the reasons behind the crash is still under investigation.
The head of Russia's Air Transport Agency, Aleksandr Neradko, said that "all signs attest to the fact that the aircraft disintegrated in the air at a high
altitude". So, far they have been able to find 163 bodies across 20 sq km in the Sinai area.
Islamic State in Sinai had made a claim on social media that they had brought down flight KGL9268.
But Egyptian Prime Minister Sharif Ismail said experts had confirmed that a plane could not be downed at 9,450m (31,000ft), the altitude the Airbus 321 was flying at, by weapons the militants are known to possess.
Russia observed a day of mourning on Sunday after its worst air disaster.
The Oslo Times