What has happened? |
October 31, 2015
All 224 passengers and crew killed after airliner crashed in mountainous part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
|Airplane damage:||Damaged beyond repair|
|C/n / msn:||663|
|Crew: Fatalities:||7 / Occupants: 7|
|Date:||Saturday 31 October 2015|
|Departure airport:||Sharm el Sheikh International Airport (SSH/HESH), Egypt|
|Destination airport:||Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI)|
|Engines:||2 IAE V2533-A5|
|First flight:||1997-05-09 (18 years 6 months)|
|Location:||ca 50 km SE of Hasna, North Sinai (Egypt)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 217 / Occupants: 217|
|Phase:||En route (ENR)|
|Total airframe hrs:||56000|
|Total:||Fatalities: 224 / Occupants: 224|
|Type:||Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different|
An Airbus A321, operated by Metrojet, was destroyed in an accident central Sinai, Egypt.
Last contact with the flight was about 06:13 hours. Flight tracking website Flightradar24 shows the aircraft climbing to 30875 feet, after which it shows erratic altitudes and speed indications. Last altitude recorded was 27925 feet at a speed of 62 knots.