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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: introvert
No, it appears that they fell almost straight down like that. The data from the aircraft shows them climbing and diving repeatedly.
In Russia, the wife of the plane’s co-pilot said her husband had complained about the plane’s condition.
Natalya Trukhacheva told state-controlled NTV that their daughter had called Sergei Trukachev before the flight left Sharm el-Sheikh.
“He complained before the flight that the technical condition of the aircraft left much to be desired,” she said.
Egypt’s Prime Minister has said a technical fault was the likely cause, dismissing claims by Islamic State militants.
However, three airlines - Emirates, Air France and Lufthansa - have decided not to fly over the Sinai Peninsula until more information is available.
“I now see a tragic scene,” an Egyptian security officer at the site told Reuters by telephone. “A lot of dead on the ground and many who died whilst strapped to their seats. The plane split into two, a small part on the tail end that burned, and a larger part that crashed into a rockface. We have extracted at least 100 bodies and the rest are still inside.”
Les secouristes égyptiens ont élargi à 15 kilomètres, dimanche 1er novembre, le périmètre de leurs recherches pour retrouver les 61 corps manquants parmi les 224 occupants de l’avion charter russe qui s’est écrasé, samedi, dans le désert du Sinaï.
Les autorités avaient annoncé samedi avoir trouvé des débris et des corps dans un cercle s’étendant sur 8 kilomètres de rayon, ce qui, selon des experts, indique a priori que l’Airbus A321-200 de la compagnie russe Kogalymavia, plus connue sous le nom « Metrojet », n’avait pas touché le sol en un morceau mais s’était disloqué ou avait explosé en vol.
originally posted by: mobiusmale
According to the ISIS release...
"Soldiers of the Caliphate were able to bring down a Russian plane in the Sinai province carrying more than 220 crusaders who were all killed," wrote the extremist group in a statement posted his usual Twitter accounts, indicating that it acted in retaliation Russian intervention in Syria.'
So, where does it say that they claim to have used a missile to bring it down? Is it not just as (or more) likely that they planted a bomb on the plane? That is, assuming they are in fact responsible.