Russian airliner wreckage sighted, completely destroyed in Sinai mountains
The wreckage of the Russian passenger airliner which crashed in central Sinai Saturday has been sighted in the Jabal Halal mountain range. It was completely destroyed with no sign of survivors among the 217 Russian holidaymakers and seven crew members. They had just taken off fromthe Red Sea Sharm el-Sheikh resort on a charter flight to St. Petersburg. Cairo has sent 45 ambulances to the scene, but the crash site is almost inaccessible in the mountains.
Egyptian prime minister has called the cabinet into emergency session to deal with the disaster.