The main passenger of the crashed flight Sharm el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg

The main passenger of the crashed flight Sharm el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg

Categories: Catastrophes

On October 31, 2015, an Airbus A321-231 of the Russian airline Kogalymavia crashed over the Sinai Peninsula. The plane was operating charter flight 7K-9268 on the route Sharm el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg, but 23 minutes after takeoff with the crew, radio communication was lost, and the liner itself disappeared from radar.

The main passenger of the crashed flight Sharm el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg

The main passenger of the crashed flight Sharm el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg

The crash site was found 50 kilometers northeast of the city of Nekhel. The wreckage of the liner was scattered over 13 kilometers in an ellipse-shaped area, the area of which reached 30 kilometers. All 224 people on board were killed.

The main passenger of the crashed flight Sharm el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg The tail section of flight 9268.

The main passenger of the crashed flight Sharm el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg

There were 25 children among them. Including 10-month-old Darina Gromova, whose photo was taken shortly before departure. The picture became a symbol of this tragedy.

The main passenger of the crashed flight Sharm el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg

Her mom signed the frame: "The main passenger." The girl's parents died with her.

The main passenger of the crashed flight Sharm el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg

The main passenger of the crashed flight Sharm el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg

The plane began to fall after the explosion of an improvised explosive device in the tail section. A few days after the plane crash, the Sinai division of ISIS (an organization banned in the Russian Federation) claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack.

The main passenger of the crashed flight Sharm el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg The crash of the Airbus A320 was the largest plane crash in the history of Egypt, the largest plane crash of 2015, as well as the most massive death of Russian citizens in a plane crash in the history of world aviation.

Keywords: Plane crash | Anniversary | Egypt | Passengers | Flight | Death | Terrorist attack | Tragedy

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