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Russian Airline Crash Authorities say no survivors in passenger plane crash in Sinai

Search and rescue team members are still gathering the remains of victims, the sources said.

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A man reacts next to Russian Emergencies Ministry members at Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, October 31, 2015. A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed in Egypt"s Sinai peninsula on Saturday, the Egyptian civil aviation authority said, and a security officer who arrived at the scene said most of the passengers appeared to have been killed. play

A man reacts next to Russian Emergencies Ministry members at Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, October 31, 2015. A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed in Egypt"s Sinai peninsula on Saturday, the Egyptian civil aviation authority said, and a security officer who arrived at the scene said most of the passengers appeared to have been killed.

(REUTERS/Peter Kovalev)

None of 224 passengers and crew on board a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday survived, medical and security sources said.

Search and rescue team members are still gathering the remains of victims, the sources said.

It was earlier reported that the Airbus A-321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia with registration number KGL-9268, was flying from the Sinai coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia when it went down in a desolate mountainous area of central Sinai soon after daybreak, the aviation ministry said.

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