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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Airbus Updates No.1410

Crash: Metrojet A321 over Sinai on Oct 31st 2015, disappeared from radar in climb over Sinai
By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Oct 31st 2015 07:51Z, last updated Saturday, Oct 31st 2015 08:03Z
A Metrojet (former Kogalym Avia, Kolavia) Airbus A321-200, registration EI-ETJ performing flight 7K-9268 from Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) to St. Petersburg (Russia) with 212 people on board, was climbing through FL307 out of Sharm el Sheikh over the Sinai Peninsula (Position N30.16 E34.17) at 04:17Z when the aircraft disappeared from radar.

Egyptian sources are reporting the aircraft is believed crashed, a search for the aircraft in Sinai is ongoing.

Egypt's Prime Minister confirmed the aircraft has crashed.

Airbus A321-231 aircraft picture
Date:Saturday 31 October 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231
C/n / msn:663
First flight:1997-05-09 (18 years 6 months)
Engines:IAE V2533-A5
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 217
Total:Fatalities: / Occupants: 224
Airplane damage:Missing
Airplane fate:Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Sinai (   Egypt)
Phase:En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sharm el Sheikh International Airport (SSH/HESH), Egypt
Destination airport:Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
A Kolavia Airbus A321 reportedly crashed in central Sinai after takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Egypt's prime minister has confirmed the crash, according to BBC News.
Kolavia flight 9268 took off from Sharm el Sheikh at 05:49 hours local time (03:49 UTC). Last contact with the flight was about 06:13 hours. Flight tracking website Flightradar24 shows the aircraft climbing too 33500 feet, after which it shows lower altitudes of 29925 feet and 28375 feet along with a drop in reported airspeed from 404 knots to 184 knots and 93 knots.

Operators of the aircraft

Delivery dateAirlineRegistrationRemark
27/05/1997MEAF-OHMPlsd ILFC - ret 05/2003  Correct
29/05/2003Onur AirTC-OAElsd from ILFC  Correct
15/11/2007Saudi Arabian AirlinesTC-OAElsd from Onur Air  Correct
24/01/2008Onur AirTC-OAEStored 03/2012  Correct
27/04/2012KolaviaEI-ETJLsd From Ilfc  Correct
01/05/2012Metrojet RussiaEI-ETJCorrect

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