Kogalymavia Flight 9268

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Kogalymavia Flight 9268 (KGL 9268/7K9268) was an international chartered passenger flight. On 31 October 2015, it left Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt flying to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[1] It crashed in the Sinai desert 23 minutes after it took off.[2] It reached an altitude of 31,000 ft (9,400 m) when it disappeared from radar.[2] The aircraft, an Airbus A321-231, was carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members. As well as the crew, 214 of those aboard were Russian. The remaining three were Ukrainian, mostly tourists.

All 224 people were killed.[3] The crash became the deadliest in Egyptian history.

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  1. "Sinai plane crash: No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268". BBC News. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "What happened to Flight KGL-9268". Sky News. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  3. "224 People Aboard". The Telegraph. Retrieved Oct 31, 2015.