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Families of the 224 victims of the Russian airliner downed in Egypt in October 2015 are suing the airline, insurance companies, and tour operator.
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The Russian A321’s black box recorded an unclear noise before crashing in Sinai, the head of Egypt’s investigation committee has confirmed. However, spectral analysis is required to determine its nature.
President Vladimir Putin has agreed with the Federal Security Service to halt all Russian flights to Egypt following an October 31 passenger plane crash in Sinai that killed all 224 people on board.
The resort of Sharm el Sheikh has been a tourist oasis in conflict-torn Egypt. Speculation that terrorism may have caused Saturday’s crash of a Russian airliner is threatening the country's tourism industry.
Just before a Russian passenger airliner crashed in Egypt’s Sinai on Saturday, a US infrared satellite reportedly detected a heat flash in the same vicinity, indicating that an explosion may have happened on board.
Russia's deadliest air crash is unlikely to scare off Russian tourists from traveling to Egypt, their favorite holiday destination. Tourism experts predict demand to fall only in the next two weeks.
A Russian plane carrying over 220 people from Egypt to Russia disappeared from radars, and crashed in central Sinai, according to Russian and Egyptian authorities.