First bodies of Russian victims in Egypt crash brought home

November 2, 2015 7:43 AM

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russia on Monday started bringing home the bodies of victims from the weekend’s passenger plane crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula as Russians nationwide observed a day of mourning amid a massive outpouring of grief.

The Metrojet Airbus A321-200 crashed on Saturday shortly after takeoff from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh en route to St. Petersburg, breaking up at high altitude and scattering fragments of wreckage over a wide area in Sinai.

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