russian plane crash

Russian plane crash: ‘Victims’ belongings lie strangely in the middle of the Sinai desert’

The pile of luggage from Flight KGL9268 looked strange sitting in a pile in the middle of the desert. Suitcases spilled open to disgorge summer clothes. On the top of the forlorn heap were children’s toys and a baby’s push chair.

Despite the brisk wind in the Sinai, the smell of death was still strong at the scene of the crash. Scraps and shards of the ruined aircraft lay nearby, some of them stained with dry blood. Scraps of clothing hung to the jagged edges of the metal.

  • Exile1981

    That’s easy to explain. Look at the yellow posts in the back ground. Those are to designate this area as where a specific type of debris is taken to.

    The first step in an investigation is photograph everything where it sits and how it is placed; before moving anything. In some never cases they use a 3D scanner to laser map the crash area so they have even topo data all the pieces are clearly laid out you can virtually walk through the debris field later.

    The next step is clearing up certain debris – specifically luggage is gathered so it can be sorted and returned to next of kin and bodies are removed.

    Those posts tell me this is where they are storing luggage collected. There was pics over the weekend of egyptian military personnel placing bags in that same staked off area and one person guarding it.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It’s not like it’s going to rain there, is it?

      • Exile1981

        Usually it’s because different types of accident investigators look at different items and also because it’s real easy for someone to wander off with items from the luggage and it certain countries it’s a major problem.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          You’re pretty good at this.

          • Exile1981

            Thanks. I took courses .. 20 years ago.