Russian plane crash in Sinai: Questions swirl as 224 aboard are mourned

November 2, 2015 8:31 AM

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SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (CNN) — A Russian passenger jet broke into pieces in midair, a top aviation official said Sunday, but he said it was too soon to say what could have caused the crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

The plane crash Saturday morning killed all 224 people aboard Kogalymavia Flight 9268 and left debris strewn across a remote area of a region plagued by a violent Islamic insurgency.

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