The 9268 flight Metrojet that broke apart in the sky at high altitude, has it been the target of a bomb attack? The crash of the Russian plane in the Egyptian Sinai would have been caused by the explosion of a bomb on board posed by jihadist the EI group, a US official said Wednesday.
“The final feeling is that it is an explosive device in a bag or somewhere in the plane,” which caused the crash of the Airbus A321 charter company Russian Metrojet, said an unnamed US intelligence official to CNN. The disaster left 224 dead.
It is “highly probable” that a bomb is the cause of the crash of the Russian airplane in the Egyptian Sinai, said Wednesday a US official. Commit this kind of attack is “something the Islamic state group seeks to do,” he stressed. The EI (Daesh) claimed to have brought down the plane.
London suspends flights
Earlier in the day, London had discussed “new information” making fear that an explosive device was the cause of the crash.
“We still can not categorically say why the Russian plane crashed. But in light of new information, we have fears that the plane crash was caused by an explosive device. Therefore, we decided, as a precaution, suspend flights between Sharm el-Sheikh and the UK, “said a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron.
“This will give time to the British aviation experts, currently en route to Sharm el-Sheikh, analyze the security device in place at the airport and check whether further measures are necessary” , added the spokesman, adding that this operation should be “completed that night.”
Ireland has also asked its airlines not to fly over the Sinai.
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