Russian passenger plane with 224 aboard crashes in Egypt

October 31, 2015 12:05 PM

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Russian passenger plane with 224 aboard crashes in Egypt

A Russian commercial airliner en route to St. Petersburg from an Egyptian resort city with more than 200 people on board crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula shortly after takeoff early Saturday, according to the office of Egypt's prime minister.

There were no immediate reports of any survivors. Emergency teams said bodies were scattered over the crash site.

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