Russian search team leaves Egypt after plane crash work

Published: Wednesday 11th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Members of a Russian search and rescue team who travelled to Egypt after the plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula on October 31 have left the country to return to Moscow.

The team of 48 left on Wednesday. They had been recovering bodies at the crash site in Sinai’s Hassana area, some 44 miles (70km) south of the city of el-Arish.

The Metrojet Airbus plane crashed shortly after take-off from the Sinai resort of Sharm el-Sheikh en route to St Petersburg, killing all 224 people on board.

Other Russians remain in Egypt as part of the investigation committee seeking to determine the cause of the crash.

US and British officials have cited intelligence reports as indicating that the passenger plane was probably brought down by a bomb on board.

Published: Wednesday 11th November 2015 by The News Editor

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