We reported this earlier in the week, and have the video that ISIS released!
via Fox News: The Russian plane that went down in Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula on Saturday “may well have been brought down by an explosive device,” the UK Prime Minister’s Office announced Wednesday.
“In light of this and as a precautionary measure we have decided that flights due to leave Sharm for the UK this evening will be delayed,” the office added.
Cockpit recordings from the plane revealed unusual sounds the moment it went off the radar, Russian media reports say.
An unnamed source told Russian news agency Interfax that “sounds uncharacteristic of routine flight were recorded preceding the moment that the aircraft disappeared from radar screens,” according to The Guardian.
The news agency said it had viewed a transcript of the cockpit recordings recovered from black boxes being examined by Egyptian officials. The crash killed all 224 people on board.
The source said a situation had developed on the plane “suddenly and unexpectedly.” Investigators have yet to release a report on the crash and pilots spoke to air traffic controllers in a routine exchange four minutes before the plane went down, The Guardian reports.
Families so far have identified the bodies of 33 victims killed in the crash, Igor Albin, deputy governor of St. Petersburg, told The Associated Press. Most of them were vacationing from Russia’s St. Petersburg.
Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov said Wednesday that rescue teams in Egypt have expanded the search area to 15 square miles.
Russian officials have refrained from announcing the cause of the crash, citing the ongoing investigation.