Russian plane with 220 onboard goes off the radar

  • A Russian plane en route from the Egyptian resort Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg has been lost from the radars, media reports quoted Egyptian and Russian air controllers as saying. It has been reported that the Kolavia Flight 7K9268, an Airbus A320, which had 220 people onboard, has crashed over Sinai. The plane went off the radar just 23 minutes after it took off from the Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport in Egypt. Prime Minister of Egypt, Sherif Ismail, who confirmed the incident, said that a cabinet-level crisis committee has been constituted to look into the matter.