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  • Confirmation of Attack on Russian Jet May Strengthen Putin’s Resolve in Syria

    11/09/2015 3:34:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | NOV. 8, 2015 | NEIL MacFARQUHARNOV
    Confirmation of Attack on Russian Jet May Strengthen Putin’s Resolve in Syria By NEIL MacFARQUHAR NOV. 8, 2015 MOSCOW — The main bell in St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg tolled 224 times on Sunday, once for each victim of the destruction of a Russian charter flight in Egypt a week ago. Although President Vladimir V. Putin and his aides at first indignantly dismissed suspicions of a terrorist act, the Kremlin has since then clearly come to grips with the idea that a bomb was probably involved in the crash: Late Friday it suspended all travel by Russians to Egypt,...
  • Obama Cracked Jokes While the Rest of the World Mourned

    11/08/2015 8:26:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Observer.comRussian Insider ^ | November 5, 2015 | Mikhail Klikushin
    On November 2, speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in New York, President Barack Obama poked fun at the Republicans, joking that if they cannot handle CNBC moderators how could they possibly handle Russia’s Vladimir Putin? “Every one of these candidates says, ‘Obama’s weak, Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s gonna straighten out.’ …and then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators!” Mr. Obama said. “I mean, let me tell you: if you can’t handle those guys,” he continued, laughing, “I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to...
  • Putin’s Record Augurs Tough Response if Cause of Plane Crash Turns Out to Be Terror

    11/05/2015 4:27:45 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 5, 2015 | Nathan Hodge And Olga Razumovskaya
    In 1999, a series of apartment bombings in the Russian cities of Moscow, Buinaksk and Volgodonsk killed around 300 people and set off a national panic. Then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin responded swiftly, overseeing the launch of an offensive in the breakaway republic of Chechnya and vowing to eliminate the Islamist fighters the Kremlin blamed for the attacks.That take-no-prisoners response to terrorism propelled Mr. Putin, then a relatively little-known former intelligence officer, to the presidency. And it became a pattern: Under his leadership, Russia has dealt ruthlessly with terror attacks, including the siege of a Moscow theater in 2002 and a...
  • Russian Plane Crash Kremlin blasts shocking Brit govt for not sharing intelligence (snip)

    11/05/2015 9:48:35 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | November 5, 2015 | Staff
    David Cameron says crash 'more likely than not' caused by bomb as No10 sends RAF to rescue up to 20,000 Britons stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh after cancelling all flights
  • Reports: A Bomb Destroyed Russian Airliner

    11/05/2015 7:20:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Intelligence agencies say Islamic State may be telling the truth by claiming responsibility for the attack. U.S. and European intelligence agencies now believe that the Russian airliner downed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on the weekend was probably taken out by a bomb planted onboard by an Islamic State-affiliated terrorist group, according to media reports. The Russian airplane may have been attacked by Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) because Russia is waging war against it.
  • What a Putin Propaganda Bonanza if ISIS Took That Plane Down with American Weaponry...

    11/03/2015 4:03:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 107 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Interesting how they're now saying 'US satellite detects heat flashsuggesting a bomb' -if you look atthe video you can see the flash at 00:14 with your own eyes... sure looks like it to me, seems to be blowing-out the top of the fuselage: [video] All 224 on-board were soon dead, scattered over 7 sq miles of desert less than 30 minutes after takeoff from Sharm-el-Shiekh. Most had been sucked-out of their seats at 31K feet. Odd sounds were heard in the cockpit, but no distress signal was ever sent. Internal technical problems and pilot error have been ruled out...
  • Plane that crashed in Egypt broke up high in air, Russia official says

    11/02/2015 6:20:46 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 1, 2015 | David Li
    The Russian jetliner that crashed in Egypt broke apart in midair, officials said Sunday — sparking speculation that a bomb might have caused the disaster. “All signs attest to the fact that the aircraft disintegrated in the air at a high altitude,” said Aleksandr Neradko, head of Russia’s Air Transport . Some experts said a planned explosion was more probable than a catastrophic equipment failure. “There’s no sign of a distress call, so the idea that the aircraft was undergoing a mechanical problem or an engine problem or a fire or something like that, you would expect that there would...
  • Metrojet Rules Out Technical Failure or Human Error for Crash in Sinai Peninsula

    11/02/2015 4:33:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies
    NYT ^ | NOV. 2, 2015 | NEIL MacFARQUHAR
    Metrojet Rules Out Technical Failure or Human Error for Crash in Sinai Peninsula By NEIL MacFARQUHAR NOV. 2, 2015 MOSCOW — Senior officials at Metrojet, the charter airline company whose Airbus passenger plane crashed in Egypt over the weekend, killing all 224 people aboard, on Monday ruled out any technical failure or human error on the part of the airline in the catastrophe. “We absolutely exclude the technical failure of the plane, and we absolutely exclude pilot error or a human factor,” Alexander A. Smirnov, a former pilot who is now the airline’s deputy director for aviation, said at a...
  • 'Extremists with British accents' heard celebrating after Russian plane crash which killed 224

    11/08/2015 7:05:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 8 Nov 2015 | Steve Robson
    Security services fear British-born jihadis could be behind the Russian plane crash after they picked up terrorists with Birmingham and London accents celebrating disaster, it has been reported. Investigations are increasingly pointing towards a bomb causing the Metrojet flight to disintegrate in mid-air. And now it has been claimed spies at GCHQ picked up British accents among extremist "chatter" on the airwaves in the Egyptian region in the aftermath of the tragedy. A source told the Sunday Express: "There has also been some internet traffic suggesting that there was British involvement in the attack. "This was a very sophisticated, carefully...
  • Why British Haste on Plane Bomb Theory?

    11/07/2015 2:33:10 PM PST · by Agog · 22 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11/06/2015 | Finian Cunningham
    British officials have made an unseemly leap to speculate on a terrorist plot in the Russian airliner crash over Sinai last weekend. And Russia has understandably reacted furiously to the speculation, saying that it is too early to make such an assessment when crash investigators have not even compiled, let alone evaluated, evidence. American officials, including President Barack Obama, are also now echoing the British claims of a bomb on the plane. The question is: why the haste? ........................... Cameron and Obama are evidently being fed intelligence assessments of a bomb being stowed in the airplane's hold by terrorists. But...
  • UK flight barely dodges rocket over Sinai

    11/07/2015 8:06:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 11/7/2015, 9:28 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    A British plane narrowly avoided a rocket attack while flying over the Sinai Peninsula in August. The Thomson Airways jet was approaching the airport in Sharm al-Sheikh and carrying 189 passengers, most of whom were British tourists on vacation. The pilot deftly managed to divert the plane and the rocket missed by only 300 meters. ...
  • Russia angered by Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    11/07/2015 6:18:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    The controversial satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is under fire again, this time from Russia, AFP reported Friday. According to the news agency, the Kremlin angrily condemned the magazine for publishing political cartoons on the Metrojet plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula in which 224 people died, most of them Russian tourists. "In our country we can sum this up in a single word, sacrilege," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. "This has nothing to do with democracy or self-expression. It is sacrilege," he added. The Kremlin spokesman called the cartoons "unacceptable" but said Russia would not make an...
  • ISIS claims downing Russian airliner in Sinai in reprisal for Moscow’s Syria air strikes

    11/07/2015 8:19:43 AM PST · by kindred · 30 replies
    http://www.debka.com ^ | 10/31/15 | Special Report
    Families receive news of no survivors at St. Petersburg airport. "The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders. They were all killed, thanks be to God," said a statement from the Sinai affiliate of ISIS after a Metrojet Airbus 321, carrying 217 Russian tourists and 7 crew from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed in central Sinai early Saturday morning, Oct. 31. There were no survivors. President Vladimir Putin declared Sunday a national day of mourning after sending messages of sympathy to their families. The...
  • Sinai Terror Attack Could Easily Have Been in Minneapolis

    11/07/2015 8:29:28 AM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Before the Russian Airbus 321 was blown apart 30,000 feet over the Sinai by what a growing consensus of intelligence experts believe to be a bomb planted by a passenger or airport worker, a man who would later fight and die for the Islamic State (IS) worked at the Minneapolis airport with security clearance and access to the tarmac and aircraft. It could have happened here. It may yet. As Investor’s Business Daily reported in September, 2014: Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul has reported the case of Abdirahmaan Muhumed, who, before he went to Syria to fight and die...
  • U.S. to tighten airline security after crash of Russian plane

    11/06/2015 10:26:45 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 27 replies
    The Washinton Post ^ | 7 Nov 15 | Ashley Halsey III
    As investigators search for the cause of a plane crash that killed 224 people over the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday and Russia suspends all flights to Egypt, U.S. officials said they are taking unspecified precautionary measures to enhance the security of flights from the Middle East. “While the facts and circumstances surrounding the tragic October 31 crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 on the Sinai Peninsula are still under investigation, Transportation Security Administrator (TSA) Peter Neffenger and I, out of an abundance of caution, have identified a series of interim, precautionary enhancements to aviation security with respect to commercial flights bound...
  • Rocket attack on UK tour jet: Pilot with 189 passengers dodged missile above Sharm El Sheikh

    11/06/2015 3:43:00 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-7-2015 | Richard Mardsen
    - The Thomson flight from London Stansted only took evasive action - The pilot had spotted the missile speeding through the air - Holidaymakers were not told they had been seconds from disaster - It was just two months before a Metrojet plane crash in Sinai, killing 224 A British plane carrying 189 passengers came within 1,000ft of a rocket as it approached Sharm El Sheikh, it emerged last night. The Thomson flight from London Stansted only took evasive action after the pilot spotted the missile speeding through the air. The jet landed safely, and holidaymakers were not told they...
  • Report: Airport worker may have put bomb on Russian airliner

    11/06/2015 7:00:23 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | November 6, 2015 | Don Melvin
    As investigators pick through the rubble of a Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai on Saturday, and as Western officials sift through their own intelligence reports, a report says Metrojet Flight 9268 may have been brought down by a bomb planted by an airport worker. The bomb could have been smuggled on board by someone working at the airport in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the BBC is quoting UK intelligence as saying.
  • Cockpit voice recorder confirms explosion on Russian plane that crashed in Egypt, according to....

    11/06/2015 9:20:43 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 108 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11-06-2015 | France24
    Just breaking
  • Sinai plane crash: Russia suspends Egypt flights

    11/06/2015 8:04:56 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 11-06-2015 | BBC
    Russia has ordered the suspension of all flights to Egypt following indications that the crash near Sharm el-Sheikh was caused by a bomb. President Vladimir Putin made the announcement after UK investigators said they believed a bomb was put in the plane's hold prior to take-off, killing all 224 people on board. The UK has suspended flights to Sharm el-Sheikh and is bringing Britons home.
  • Egypt Plane Crash: Chaos in Sharm el-Sheikh Airport as Britons Struggle to Get Home and Putin ....

    11/06/2015 8:04:02 AM PST · by Cecily · 27 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | November 6, 2015 | Isabelle Fraser
    Only eight of the 29 rescue flights from Sharm El-Sheikh are expected to leave today as tourists are turned away at airport and flights suspended.
  • Inside job? UK investigators believe bomb in cargo hold brought down Russian jet

    11/06/2015 5:01:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 6, 2015
    British investigators examining the deadly crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last weekend believe that the plane was brought down by a bomb placed in the cargo hold, according to multiple British media reports. The BBC reported that while officials in London have not completely ruled out the possibility that Metrojet 9268 crashed due to a technical fault, they now view such a scenario as highly unlikely. Sky News reported that British intelligence operatives uncovered chatter Wednesday during a review of intercepted conversations following the Oct. 31 disaster that suggested a plot to bomb a passenger...
  • Russia, Egypt dismiss U.S., U.K. claims bomb brought down jet

    11/05/2015 5:04:44 AM PST · by McGruff · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2015 | Dmitry Lovetsky and Nataliya Vasilyeva
    Russia and Egypt on Thursday dismissed suggestions by Britain and the United States that a bomb was likely to have brought down a Metrojet flight packed with Russian vacationers coming home from an Egyptian resort, saying the claim was premature. A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, insisted that aviation investigators were working on all possible theories as to why the Airbus A320-200 carrying 224 people crashed Saturday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing everyone on board. He said naming just one possibility was mere speculation.
  • BREAKING: Putin Prepares To “Unleash Hell” Upon ISIS Forces After Airline Bombing Attack

    11/04/2015 10:19:15 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 186 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 11-4-2015 | DC Whispers
    Earlier today the Obama White House attempted to downplay any links to ISIS in relation to the recent Russian airline disaster that took place shortly after Metrojet Flight 9268 took off from Egypt last week on its way back to Russia, killing everyone on board. For days British officials have quietly suggested foul play while U.S. officials were noticeably tight-lipped. Now some within American intelligence are voicing very similar thoughts to their British counterparts, despite the Obama White House’s apparent desire that no official statement on the matter be made. As for Russia’s Vladimir Putin, he is said to be...
  • Russian plane crash: U.S. intel suggests ISIS bomb brought down jet

    11/04/2015 2:25:35 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | November 4, 2015 | Barbara Starr, Catherine E. Shoichet and Ashley Fantz
    Days after authorities dismissed claims that ISIS brought down a Russian passenger jet, a U.S. intelligence analysis now suggests that the terror group or its affiliates planted a bomb on the plane. And the office of British Prime Minister David Cameron says the plane "may well have been brought down by an explosive device." Metrojet Flight 9268 crashed Saturday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after breaking apart in midair, killing all 224 people on board. It was en route to St. Petersburg from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
  • First on CNN: U.S. officials believe ISIS planted bomb on Russian plane

    11/04/2015 12:54:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | November 4, 2015 | Barbara Starr
    The latest U.S. intelligence suggests that the crash of a Russian passenger jet in the Sinai over the weekend was most likely caused by a bomb on the plane planted by ISIS or an ISIS affiliate, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter. But the official stressed a formal conclusion has not been reached by the U.S. intelligence community.
  • U.S. intelligence: Bomb likely brought down plane

    11/04/2015 12:52:47 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-4-2015 | Holly Yan, Catherine E. Shoichet and Ashley Fantz
    The latest U.S. intelligence suggests that the crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 was most likely caused by a bomb on the plane planted by ISIS or an ISIS affiliate, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter. The official stressed that there has not been a formal conclusion reached by the U.S. intelligence community. "There is a definite feeling it was an explosive device planted in luggage or somewhere on the plane," the official told CNN's Barbara Starr. The assessment was reached, the official said, by looking back at intelligence reports that had been gathered before Saturday's plane crash...
  • Egypt To UK Flights Delayed For Security Checks

    11/04/2015 9:51:55 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    SKY News ^ | November 4 | Staff
    All flights to Britain from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh have been delayed to allow security checks at the airport. A Downing Street spokesman said a team of UK experts were assessing security arrangements at the airport.
  • Egypt flights on hold as UK says bomb may have caused Russian crash

    11/04/2015 9:49:27 AM PST · by McGruff · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 4, 2015 | Rowena Mason
    The British government has suspended all flights to the UK from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after declaring it believes the Russian plane that crashed over Sinai may have been brought down by an explosive device. It is the first statement by any country that it believes a bomb or other device could have downed the flight, as Russian and Egyptian authorities investigate.
  • Putin Gets BRUTAL Revenge That Obama Never Would On ISIS for Downing Russian Jet

    11/03/2015 7:36:25 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 64 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 11/03/2015 | Katie McGuire
    ISIS is probably regretting claiming responsibility for downing a Russian plane after they heard the plans that Putin has for them. I guess they thought they could get away with whatever they wanted since they seem to be able to do it in the good ol USA: By now youve probably heard that a Russian airliner crashed in the Middle East, killing all 224 passengers on board. ISIS claimed responsibility, saying they actually shot the plane down. Too bad for them, the epic revenge Russian President Vladimir Putin has in mind is a peace making wet dream , and its...
  • Sinai plane crash: 'unusual sounds' emitted from cockpit

    11/03/2015 7:28:42 AM PST · by McGruff · 25 replies
    The Week ^ | November 3, 2015
    Unusual sounds were emitted from the plane that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula last week, according to a transcript of the cockpit recording obtained by the Russian news agency Interfax. An international investigation into the cause of the crash is currently underway and investigators are analysing the two flight data recorders for vital information about the last few moments of the flight. Interfax reports that it has obtained a transcript of one of the recordings, though this has not yet been independently verified. An unnamed source quoted by the agency said "sounds uncharacteristic of routine flight were recorded preceding the...
  • A look at the potential causes of Russian plane crash

    11/02/2015 9:48:15 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    wbt 1110 am ^ | 11-2-2015 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Investigators are still trying to determine what led to the sudden and catastrophic breakup of a Metrojet plane Saturday over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, just 23 minutes after the Russian-operated jetliner took off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.</p>
  • Infrared Satellite Reveals Heat Flash At Time Of Russian Airplane Disaster

    11/02/2015 5:53:03 PM PST · by amorphous · 83 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    Earlier today, we highlighted commentary from Russia’s Kogalymavia (the airline operating the ill-fated Airbus A321 which crashed in the Sinai Peninsula) where officials said human and technical factors weren’t responsible for the mid-air disaster which killed 224 people. IS Sinai took credit for “destroying” the plane but it wasn’t immediately clear what the contention was in terms of just how the group went about sabotaging the flight. Subsequently, a series of analysts and commentators opined that there was simply no way the militants could have possessed the technology or the expertise to shoot down a plane flying at 31,000 feet,...
  • Mystery Deepens Over Russian Airliner Crash in Egypt

    11/02/2015 9:23:19 AM PST · by Poser · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 2, 2015 | NEIL MacFARQUHAR
    NYT article. No excerpt.
  • Sinai plane crash: 'External influence' caused crash

    11/02/2015 4:27:35 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 83 replies
    BBC ^ | minutes ago, 2 November 2015 | BBC
    The Russian airline Kogalymavia has blamed "external influence" for Saturday's Sinai plane crash which killed 224 people. A senior airline official said: "The only reasonable explanation is that it was [due to] external influence." An investigation by aviation experts using data from the aircraft's "black boxes" has yet to give its conclusions. A Kremlin spokesman has warned against speculation as to the possible causes of the crash.
  • Only external force could have broken apart crashed Russian airliner – owner

    11/02/2015 7:51:40 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 40 replies
    RT ^ | November 2, 2015 | Staff
    The Russian passenger jet that crashed in Sinai, Egypt, must have been damaged by a force in flight and couldn't have just broken apart, the airline of the ill-fated Airbus A321 said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has urged an end to speculation until the investigation is complete.
  • (Metrojet) Flight 7K9268 Broke Into Pieces Midair, Too Early to Determine Cause

    11/01/2015 7:08:41 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 69 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11-1-2015 | Sputnik
    Viktor Sorochenko, an official with the Intergovernmental Aviation Committee, made the comments after inspecting the crash site on Egypt's Sinai peninsula. The Russian Airbus A321 which crashed in Egypt Saturday killing 224 broke into pieces midair, but it is still too early to determine the cause, Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) said Sunday."It is too early to draw conclusions," MAK executive director Viktor Sorochenko said. "Disintegration of the fuselage took place in the air, and the fragments are scattered around a large area [about 20 square kilometers]", the official added.
  • The Latest: Russian plane to evacuate crash victims' remains

    11/01/2015 1:47:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2015
    <p>SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) - The latest developments after a Russian passenger plane crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board (all times local).</p> <p>11:00 p.m.</p> <p>Russia's Emergencies Ministry says that remains of the victims of the Russian plane crash in Egypt will be flown home soon.</p>
  • Russia: Metrojet plane broke up at high altitude

    11/01/2015 10:58:19 AM PST · by libh8er · 40 replies
    KPHO ^ | AP
    .. The large area over which fragments were found indicates that the jet disintegrated while flying high, said Alexander Neradko, head of Russia's federal aviation agency. He would not comment on any possible reason for the crash, citing the ongoing investigation. Neradko was in Egypt to inspect the crash site along with Russia's ministers of emergencies and transport. ..
  • Co-pilot of doomed Russian jet had doubts about plane's safety, wife says

    11/01/2015 2:13:05 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 01, 2015 | Fox News
    The co-pilot of the doomed Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula Saturday killing 224 people on board had doubts about the jet’s safety before the flight. The wife of the co-pilot of the plane said late Saturday her husband had complained about the plane's condition, according to a Russian TV channel. In an interview with state-controlled NTV, Natalya Trukhacheva, identified as the wife of co-pilot Sergei Trukachev, said her daughter "called him up before he flew out. He complained before the flight that the technical condition of the aircraft left much to be desired."
  • Egyptian rescue team hear voices in crashed Russian plane

    11/01/2015 1:58:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:33am EDT | Reporting by Ahmed Mohamed Hassan; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by Susan Thomas
    Egyptian search and rescue team members have heard voices in a section of a Russian plane that crashed in the country's Sinai peninsula on Saturday, an officer on the scene told Reuters on Saturday.
  • WATCH: ISIS Released Video Showing Russian Airliner Crashing in Sinai Egypt

    10/31/2015 6:17:28 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 34 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 10-31-2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Amaq agency for ISIS claimed that ISIS downed the Russian airliner and produced two videos that show footage of a downed civilian aircraft.
  • Sinai plane crash: No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268

    10/31/2015 2:35:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 93 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31 October 2015
    A Russian airliner has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board, Egyptian officials have said. The Airbus A-321 had just left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for the Russian city of St Petersburg. Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the plane's "black box". An official described a "tragic scene" with bodies of victims still strapped to seats. Egypt's prime minister said no "irregular" activities were to blame. Sinai has an active militant network, and on Saturday afternoon, jihadis allied to the so-called Islamic State made a claim on...
  • Zero Hedge shows plane shot down.

    10/31/2015 9:20:46 AM PDT · by rey · 28 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 31 Oct 2015
  • You Tube video from ISIS with picture of downed flight 7K9268 (?)

    10/31/2015 7:56:48 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 29 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/31/15 | ISIS
    google translation: Last contact with the leader of the stricken Russian plane that crashed in the Sinai Details
  • Russian Airliner With 224 People Aboard Believed Shot Down By Missile Over Central Sinai

    10/31/2015 6:25:29 AM PDT · by Strategy · 100 replies
    Debka ^ | October 31, 2015
    A Russian civilian plane with 217 passengers and 7 crew aboard crashed, and is believed shot down by a missile, over Sinai early Saturday morning, Oct. 31, shortly after taking off from the Sinai resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh for St. Petersburg. Initial reporting on the fate of the plane was confused and is still not completely clear. It was first reported to be missing after contact was lost with Egyptian air control; it was then said to be safely on its way to Russia over Turkey. Russian aviation sources then reported the A321 to be missing over Cypriot air...
  • Egypt: Russian plane crashes with over 200 passengers in Isis stronghold in Sinai

    10/31/2015 5:13:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Interantional Business Times ^ | 10/31/15 | Mugdha Variyar
    A Russian civilian aircraft crashed moments after it went missing in Egypt's Sinai region on Saturday. There were said to be 217 passengers and seven crew members on board when Egypt's air traffic control lost contact with the aircraft, according to reports. Egyptian prime minister Sherif Ismail has confirmed that the Russian plane crashed near Nekhel in the north of Sinai, and has set up a cabinet level crisis committee to investigate, according to AFP The Russian airline Kogalymavia flight was on its way to Russia after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh resort on the Red Sea. Most people on...
  • Air France, Lufthansa stop Sinai overflights after Russia crash

    10/31/2015 12:22:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    yahoo/afp ^ | 10-31-2015 | AFP
    Paris (France) (AFP) - Air France and Lufthansa said Saturday they will stop flying over Egypt's Sinai peninsula after a Russian passenger plane went down in the area with the loss of all 224 people on board. The airlines said they were taking the measure as a precaution while the cause of the Russian crash was investigated. The Islamic State (IS) group affiliate in Egypt has said it downed the plane, without saying how, but Russia's transport minister said the claim "cannot be considered accurate" and an Egyptian security official said the plane did not crash because of an attack....
  • Russian plane crash: Isis responsibility claim rejected - latest updates

    10/31/2015 8:42:43 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10-31-2015 | Jessica Elgot
    Islamic State claim 'not accurate' - Russia Russia’s transport minister Maksim Sokolov has said that the claim Islamic State militants brought down the plane “can’t be considered accurate”. Shadi Bushra, reporting for the Guardian in Cairo, has also spoken to Mohamed Samir, Egypt’s army spokesman, who also refuted the claim. They can put out whatever statements they want but there is no proof at this point that terrorists were responsible for this plane crash. We will know the true reasons when the civil aviation authority in coordination with Russian authorities completes its investigation. But the army sees no authenticity to...
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for Russian plane crash in Egypt

    10/31/2015 7:58:02 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 115 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-31-2015 | Reuters
    A militant group affiliated to Islamic State in Egypt claimed responsibility for the downing of a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday, the group said in a statement circulated by supporters on Twitter. SNIP.... "The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders. They were all killed, thanks be to God," the statement circulated on Twitter said.
  • Russian airliner missing over Sinai

    10/31/2015 12:32:22 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/31/2015 | BBC
    Russian airliner carrying more than 200 passengers missing on flight over Egypt's Sinai peninsula.....