Breaking News: Russian plane crash in Egypt: Airline blames 'external influence'

Debris of an A321 Russian airliner lie on the ground a day after the plane crashed in Wadi al-Zolomat, a mountainous area in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, on November 1, 2015.

Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation has released a photo of a flight data recorder from downed Kogalymavia Flight 9268 as part of the investigation into Saturday's crash over the Sinai Peninsula.

Russian investigators have determined the data recorders, or "black boxes," are in good condition, the state-run TASS news agency reported earlier.

The only reasonable explanation for the crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt is "an external influence," an executive from the airline that operated the flight said Monday, stressing that planes don't just break apart in midair.

Kogalymavia Flight 9268 broke into pieces before it hit the ground in a remote area of Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, killing all 224 people on board.

The executive was not specific about what he meant by an external influence. Experts say it is too early to know for certain what caused the plane to break up at the start of what could be a lengthy investigation.

"We exclude technical problems and reject human error," Alexander Smirnov, a Kogalymavia airline official, said at a Moscow news conference as he discussed possible causes of the crash.

He added that the crew did not issue any warnings or communications during the final moments, indicating that the flight crew must have been disabled and not able to radio out.



Read more on CNN

Source: CNN News


To follow us on twitter click @iReporterng

To Like our facebook fan page click iReporter on Facebook
Join Us on BBM Channel Add Pin or click: C00224051
Report News as its UNFOLDS via: ireporterng@gmail.com
Share on Google Plus

About Akins Mathew

 Hello! I’m a Programmer and  CEO/Founder of iReporter News Network Int'l [iNNi], a Creative Website Designer/Developer, Mobile App Designer, Business Enthusiast, Writer, Blogger and Musician. Currently obsessed with Mobile App Development.

"A logical person, Psychologically intelligent, and physically thrilling".

Connect with me on Facebook | Twitter | Reverbnation

STAGE NAME: Dr Magic
    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Enter here your comment!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

-->