Egypt: EMERCOM personnel fly drone over Russian plane crash site

Investigators from the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) used drones to search Egypt's Sinai Peninsula for debris from the Russian plane crash, Wednesday. The aerial cameras are being used in an attempt to ascertain more information on the Russian airliner that crashed in the area on Saturday. Earlier on Wednesday an EMERCOM official confirmed that the bodies of several more victims had been discovered in the wreckage of the plane. Kogalymavia (Metrojet) flight 7K9268 crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula around 23 minutes after take-off on Saturday, killing everyone on board. The passenger plane was heading to Saint Petersburg from Sharm el-Sheikh when it broke up in the air. The wreckage of the aircraft was scattered over a vast area of the Sinai Peninsula. There were a total of 224 people on board the Russian commercial plane - 217 passengers, including 25 children and seven crew members. Reports indicate that all but five passengers - four Ukrainians and one Belarusian - were Russian.

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