Some 217 tourists and 7 crew died in the crash today in Egypt Russian commercial plane they were traveling and the authorities have already recovered the black box to determine the reasons for the accident that, initially, was due to a mechanical failure in at least one of the engines.
the apparatus a Airbus A- 321 , crashed south of the Egyptian city of Al Arish, capital of the province of North Sinai, shortly after taking off from Sharm el Sheikh, the favorite of the Russians in that country tourist destination.
the plane belonged to the Russian company MetroJet , founded in 1993 and based at Moscow's Domodedovo airport, which carries out charter flights, EFE said.
teams rescue and recovered the black box and the first hypotheses point to problems with the motors of the apparatus since, according to the official news agency RIA Novosti, the crew of the plane carrying several weeks complaining of problems in its operation.
by Meanwhile, the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation announced that a team of specialized research and arrived at the scene to record the wreckage.
According to sources in the Russian embassy in Egypt, all passengers of the aircraft are Russian citizens , including 17 children and 7 crew members.
initially it was reported that the first rescuers who arrived heard voices of trapped passengers inside the plane crash but officials reported after no survivors.
As reported by RIA Novosti, the plane to St. Petersburg lost altitude abruptly shortly after takeoff the pilot reportedly asked the control tower for permission to make an emergency landing in Cairo.
the Egyptian government ruled out the possibility of an attack, while Russian President Vladimir Putin, and called for a special commission to investigate what happened settle.
the president, who today expressed condolences victims of the air disaster and decreed mourning for tomorrow, today ordered the dispatch of an aircraft emergency to assist in the rescue efforts in the Egyptian Sinai peninsula.
Meanwhile, Russian prosecutors and he said that open an investigation into the causes of the accident
. Source: Telam