Sinai plane crash: ‘External influence’ caused crash

The Russian airline Kogalymavia has blamed “external influence” for Saturday’s Sinai plane crash which killed 224 people.

One airline official said: “The only reasonable explanation is that it was [due to] external influence.”

An investigation by aviation experts using data from the aircraft’s “black boxes” has yet to give its conclusions.

A Kremlin spokesman has told the BBC terrorism could not be ruled out as a possible cause of the crash.

  • Xavier

    Of course the airline is going to blame “external influence”. This crash will probably birth more conspiracy theories than Flight 370.

    • Exile1981

      External influence means not a mechanical failure or pilot error. It usually means a bomb or a missile. They just don’t know which yet.

      • Xavier

        Hang on – the government is ripping the website.

    • Exile1981

      Actually while the fuselage damage looks like an explosion internally the one engine I saw pics of does look like it ingested something solid. That could have been debris from the fuselage or it could have been shrapnel from a missile that exploded in front of it. The damage is too bad to be from a bird strike.

  • mobuyus

    Sinai Egypt, Russian plane this can not be an accident.