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Metrojet Airbus A321-231 accident

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Source: Aviation Safety Network

31/10/2015

Status: Preliminary
Date: Saturday 31 October 2015
Time: ca 06:13
Type: Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231
Operator: Metrojet
Registration: EI-ETJ
C/n / msn: 663
First flight: 1997-05-09 (18 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 IAE V2533-A5
Crew: Fatalities: / Occupants: 7
Passengers: Fatalities: / Occupants: 217
Total: Fatalities: / Occupants: 224
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location: Sinai (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature: Int’l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Sharm el Sheikh International Airport (SSH/HESH), Egypt
Destination airport: Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Flightnumber: 7K9268
Narrative:
An Airbus A321, operated by Metrojet, was destroyed in an accident central Sinai, Egypt.
Metrojet flight 9268 took off from Sharm el Sheikh at 05:49 hours local time (03:49 UTC). It followed airway R650 to the north along the shoreline of the Gulf of Aqaba. Overhead the Nuweibaa (NWB) NDB at FL210 the aircraft turned left, heading 340° to cross the Sinai Peninsula.
Last contact with the flight was about 06:13 hours. Flight tracking website Flightradar24 shows the aircraft climbing to 30875 feet, after which it shows erratic altitudes and speed indications. Last altitude recorded was 27925 feet at a speed of 62 knots.

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