First pictures of Russian jet crash that killed 224: Victims ‘found over three-mile radius’ in Egypt – as Moscow and Cairo deny ISIS claims they brought down the plane

These are the first images of the mangled wreckage of the Russian passenger jet that crashed this morning, killing all 224 people on board.

The harrowing photos were released by the office of Egyptian Prime Minister Sharif Ismail, who visited the crash site in the Sinai Peninsula.
hey show the destroyed interior of the Irish-owned aircraft, which split apart upon impact, killing 192 adults, 25 children and seven crew members.

It comes as officials have recovered the Airbus A321’s black box, which is now being examined by experts to determine the cause of the disaster.

The Islamic State group affiliate in Egypt has claimed it downed the aircraft, but has not said how it might have done so.
Cairo and Moscow, however, have denied any possible terrorism link in the incident, one of the deadliest Airbus crashes in the past decade.

This evening, the prime minister’s office said: ‘The black box was recovered from the tail of the plane and has been sent to be analysed by experts.’

It added that more than 45 ambulances have been dispatched to the crash site, with rescuers having recovered 129 victims’ bodies so far.

The jet, which was leased by a Russian airline and carrying package holiday passengers back to St Peterburg in northern Russia, plummeted to the ground less than 25 minutes after it took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik. It crashed in the Hassana area, south of Arish, officials said.

  • Gary

    Watch for John Kerry to blame the terrorism attack on an anti-islam YouTube video once Obama finds a patsy and the CIA creates the Video .
    Then Susan Rice will go on TV to repeat the Narrative along with all the Liberal leftist media outlets.

    • Xavier

      Juice, Bush, and Trump are responsible. Plus Global Warming.

  • Xavier

    Seriously though, it’s too early to draw conclusions. I suspect, and I know you suspect, but we just have to trust the Russians to figure it out – and after all, they’re more honest and non-PC than our overlords.

  • tom_billesley

    Will lithium batteries be blamed again?

    • I bet Israel is blamed.

      • Xavier

        Even if it’s acknowledged Israel didn’t actually bring the plane down, they will be accused of nurturing the environment that created ISIS and its allies.

        • Exile1981

          The new muslim TFW at the local restauraunt was saying it was brough down by the jewish backed ISIS.

    • It was the fault of Lithuanian batteries.

  • TJ

    If Russia finds out that it was shot down they would not deny it, unless they shot it down.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Russia denies Islamic violence ALL THE TIME, simply because they have no means to usually deal with it.
      In fact, were it Islamic militants who brought that jet down, expect Russia to absolutely dig in their heals and claim that it was ANYTHING else.

      • Exile1981

        Besides admitting islamic terrorism would hurts the russia travel industry and tourism to egypt. Both parties have a vested interest on blaiming it on the irish owner or pilot error.

      • TJ

        So Putin is a paper tiger to Islam. That is not the common school of thought. We will see if things change when they have a plane full of dead Russians and proof from the back boxes that it was Islamic militants. Egypt has no reason to deny it and it would be very an interesting if Russia does.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I say if it was terrorism, them it was most likely a bomb.
    Whatever happened to that jet it damn near stopped in mid-air (slowed to about a 100 miles an hour and did so very quickly) and fell like a brick.
    I say either a catastrophic structural failure or a bomb.

    • Xavier

      At 31K it wasn’t a shoulder fired AA missile. With a debris field of 3 miles something catastrophic happened at altitude.

  • Exile1981

    A debris field that big would to either be an at altitude disintegration or a shallow impact angel at a couple of mach.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Russian maintenance procedures, no doubt.