I reported earlier that other sources of mine were saying that it was very unlikely, but with new info being brought to the light of day, it’s not so sure it was mechanical failure that brought that plane down.
Is this proof ISIS shot down Russian plane killing all 224 on board? Terror group releases chilling video as experts say jet did NOT lodge SOS call or have ‘any faults’ that would have caused crash
‘The burning plane’: ISIS yesterday released a video purporting to show the moment the burning Airbus A321 plummeted through the sky before hitting the ground. The horrific footage – which was posted online and cannot be verified by MailOnline – shows a large structure resembling a plane falling through the air (left), before being consumed by a mass of smoke (right) and eventually splitting in two (right)
- ISIS yesterday released horrific video purporting to show the final moments of the plane it claims to have downed
- The aircraft was reported missing 23 minutes after leaving the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh with 224 on board
- The doomed jet was owned by an Irish company and leased to a Russian airline carrying tourists to St Petersburg
- Initial reports that experienced pilot warned of ‘technical problem’ shortly before disaster have now been rejected
- The jet was plunging at more than 6,000 feet per minute as the pilot tried to land at el-Arish airport in northern Egypt
- Tonight, Egyptian officials said they had recovered black box, which has been sent away to be analysed by experts
- They also released first images of mangled wreckage of plane, showing bits of aircraft strewn across Sinai desert
- Victims include a 10-month-old baby girl, as well as two siblings aged two and three, and numerous other children
- Despite ISIS’s claims of responsibility, Cairo and Moscow have denied any possible terrorism link in the incident
The Islamic State has released a video purporting to show the final moments of the Russian jet that crashed in Egypt, killing all 224 people on board.
The terror group has claimed it downed the aircraft, but has not said how it might have done so. The horrific footage – which was posted online and cannot be verified by MailOnline – shows a large structure resembling a plane falling through the air, before being consumed by a mass of smoke.
Cairo and Moscow have denied any possible terrorism link in the incident, which was one of the deadliest Airbus crashes in the past decade.
It comes as it has emerged that the burning Airbus A321 did not lodge an SOS call before it plummeted to he ground in the restive Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt’s civil aviation minister Hossam Kamal said communications between the pilot and air traffic controllers were ‘normal’ ahead of the disaster.
‘There was nothing abnormal… and the pilot didn’t ask to change the plane’s route,’ he said, adding that the controllers recorded no distress calls.
His comments contradicted earlier claims that the pilot had reported technical difficulties and made clear his intention to land at the nearest airport.
Family and friends were yesterday pictured grieving for their loved ones – as harrowing images of the plane’s mangled wreckage were released.
The photos were distributed by the office of Egyptian Prime Minister Sharif Ismail, who visited the crash site following the devastating crash.
They show the destroyed interior of the Irish-owned aircraft, which split apart upon impact, killing 192 adults, 25 children and seven crew members.