Deadliest Russian Air Crash Kills 224, ISIS Claim Doubted

October 31, 2015 10:22 PM

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Egyptian authorities began probing the cause of a Russian passenger-plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula that killed all 224 passengers and crew on board in what may be Russia’s deadliest airline disaster.

Preliminary investigations indicate the plane, an Airbus 321 operated by Russia’s Metrojet, went down due to a technical problem, the state-run Ahram Gate website said, citing Egyptian security officials. The plane had reached cruising altitude, crashing 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm el She...

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