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Egypt: Russian Plane Crashed in Sinai, 224 Aboard

Egyptian officials say a Russian passenger plane with 224 people onboard has crashed in the central Sinai peninsula after taking off from the resort of Sharm-el Sheikh. Initial reports says the chartered aircraft was an Airbus A-321 carrying 217 passengers and a crew of seven. Authorities are searching for the plane.  There is no immediate word on casualties. Confirmation of the crash comes after Egyptian air traffic controllers reported losing contact with the aircraft less...

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