Metrojet 9268 Disaster- Russian Airliner Destroyed Over Egypt

A Metrojet Airbus A320. was the aircraft that was destroyed over the Northern Sinai.
A Metro-jet Airbus A320. was the aircraft that was destroyed over the Northern Sinai.
Debris of Metrojet Flight 7K9268 on the ground in Sinai, Egypt, October 31st, 2015.
Debris of Metrojet Flight 7K9268 on the ground in Sinai, Egypt, October 31st, 2015.

October 31st, 2015.

224 Die in Sinai Air Disaster.

Incident comes days after a plot to launch false flag attacks in Syria against Russian and US aircraft was revealed.

Crash: Metrojet A321 over Sinai on Oct 31st 2015, disappeared from radar in climb over Sinai

”A Metrojet (former Kogalym Avia, Kolavia) Airbus A321-200, registration EI-ETJ performing flight 7K-9268 from Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) to St. Petersburg (Russia) with 217 passengers and 7 crew, was climbing through FL307 out of Sharm el Sheikh over the Sinai Peninsula (Position N30.16 E34.17) at 04:12Z when the aircraft disappeared from radar. Wreckage of the aircraft was later located in mountaineous terrain about 20nm south of Al-Arish (Sinai, Egypt).”

An Airbus A 321 operated by the Russian company Kogalymavia, known as  Metro-jet has crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. All 224 people on board the flight are assumed to have died. There are reports that the jet has been found in the region of southern Arish and is “totally destroyed”. It is interesting that many people are reporting that the plane broke into two pieces. It is also being claimed that the speed of the plane’s descent, at around 6,000 feet per minute is not consistent with even double engine failure. In the case of double engine failure the flight could glide to the ground far more slowlyaviation specialists are claiming.

Russian plane ‘completely destroyed’ in Egypt crash | World news | The Guardian

‘A security officer from the search and rescue team dispatched to the scene said the Russian airline Kogalymavia, known as Metrojet, was “completely destroyed with all on board likely to have died”.

The cause of the crash is not known.It is more than seven months since the last previous major air disaster, the German Wings Flight 9525 incident of March that was blamed ludicrously on a suicidal pilot. .

Kogalymavia Flight 9268

Flight Radar image of the Sinai Peninsual at the time the Metrojet flight was destroyed.
Flight Radar image of the Sinai Peninsula at the time the Metro-jet flight was destroyed.

Metrojet/Kogolymavia

Metro-jet has been operating since 1993 and have only experienced one major previous incident, a fire on the ground in 2011 that left three passengers dead

Kolavia Flight 348 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Metro-jet flight was scheduled to fly from Sharm el Sheikh to St. Petersburg and disappeared 23 minutes into flight. It is being reported that the flight made a rapid descent for several minutes prior to disappearing.

Map of the Sinai region of Northern Egypt.
Map of the Sinai region of Northern Egypt.

Sinai.

The Sinai peninsula was the part of Egypt that Israel occupied between 1967 and 1982 when they left the region under the peace deal between Egypt and Israel negotiated under the US Carter administration.

“The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978, following twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David”

The Israelis completed their Sinai departure on April 25th, 1982.

The Sinai region of Northern Egypt is at least in part under the control of fighters who have pledged allegiance to the “Islamic State” leader Baghdadi and operate under the name Wilyat (region) Sinai.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sinai Province

It has long seemed strange that the area of Egypt closest to Israel is where extremist fighters are engaging in a low-level civil war but never land any blows on Israel… ever.

Sinai insurgency – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

August 2012 Sinai attack

2014 Taba bus bombing

October 2014 Sinai attacks

ISIL-affiliate posts ‘video of Sinai attack’

January 2015 Sinai attacks

July 2015 Sinai clashes

Deadly attacks hit Egypt’s Sinai

Egypt battles ISIS in Sinai – BBC News

The Fort Russ Syria Plot.

One interesting report that surfaced in recent days was the alleged leak of a conversation during which plans were being made to conduct a series of false flag attacks in Syria in order to promote war between the US and Russia.

Ukrainian Wikileaks: McCain and Saakashvili are plotting to shoot down American plane in Syria to blame Russia [transcript] – Fort Russ

The plot supposedly unveiled by the leak involved a series of events, including the destruction of a Kurdish village on Syria to be blamed on Russian war planes. The shoot down of a Russian aircraft and also a US plane to be somehow blamed on the Russians.

When I came across this on Friday it was filed under the “too good to be true” tag. After the demise of Metrojet 9268 it is hard to see it that way. Now it seems that the plot they stumbled upon centered in the Ukraine and Georgia was only one of several scheduled as the Western elite seek to make their displeasure towards Russia known via the customary “deep message” method.

This is the key excerpt.

“So, the whole group will be in Latakia, in the Al-Nusra zone, the goal is to shoot down American plane. They will get flight information, there is a local Kurd there for that. The plan is turning out very cool! American plane will be shot down by Russian military. This will be told by the Prisoner, that the target was shot down from PZRK. The scene will be amusing, the whole world will talk about it.’

“After this group will go to Hasaka, it is a city near the Kurds and there they will destroy a Kurdish village,  the Russians will do everything. In return, the Kurds will shoot down a Russian plane with Stingers. The goal is to pit the Americans and Russians in Syria. The Turks will be grateful, they promise to rouse the Crimean Tatars.’

This is the supposed ISIL in Sinai claim of responsibility for shooting down the Metro jet flight, almost certainly a lie.
This is the supposed ISIL in Sinai claim of responsibility for shooting down the Metro jet flight, almost certainly a lie. (Source)

ISIL in Sinai Claim Responsibility?

These claims are never to be accepted at face value and Flight 7k9268 was flying at 31,000 feet when it first experienced a problem. This height is beyond the reach of all manpad anti-aircraft systems and a complete multi-vehicle anti-aircraft system with a radar as well as firing vehicle would be required to strike a plane at that altitude , but it is interesting that someone is claiming responsibility for this in their name.

According to the Hindu Times this is the claim.

“The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders. They were all killed, thanks be to God,”

Mohamed Ibrahim ‏@Ipress_
#Sinai IS branch claims responsibility for the Russian Plane Crash #KGL9268 #Egypt

The Guardian reported that the Russian and Egyptian Governments believed the claims were not true

“Russia’s transport minister Maksim Sokolov has said that the claim Islamic State militants brought down the plane “can’t be considered accurate”.
Shadi Bushra, reporting for the Guardian in Cairo, has also spoken to Mohamed Samir, Egypt’s army spokesman, who also refuted the claim.
They can put out whatever statements they want but there is no proof at this point that terrorists were responsible for this plane crash.
We will know the true reasons when the civil aviation authority in coordination with Russian authorities completes its investigation.
But the army sees no authenticity to their claims or their video.’

There is zero chance this video is authentic. Even if the highly unlikely ISIL in Sinai claim turns out to be correct, there is almost no chance this is the right plane. The video seems old, modern mobile phones and cameras do not produce images like this and it is also clear that the aircraft in this video is flying far lower than 31, 000 feet.
The reader can decide for themselves.
ISIS Claimed Video of Russian Sinai Shoot Down

It is very strange that the bodies of the victims are starting to arrive at the Cairo morgue yet no footage of the crash scene or wreckage has surfaced.

Egypt: Victims of Russian passenger plane crash arrive at morgue in Cairo

Conclusion.

Other than the fact that Metro-jet 9268 has crashed in the Sinai and those on-board are probably dead, this event remains a mystery and to try to draw even speculative conclusions is foolish at the moment.

The possibility that is deeply worrying at this time is that a US airliner were to meet a similar fate in the near future.

I cannot confirm the authenticity of the Fort Russ leak. It may well be true, or it is possibly an act of psychological warfare but there is one thing that they got right for sure and that is that the plotters want major war between Russia and the USA because without it they lose. In Ukraine and in Syria they lose unless they can initiate a major war.

The tragic demise of Metro-jet 7K9268 will not be enough on its own to accomplish their goals. It is therefore highly likely that whatever the cause of the Metro-jet disaster in Egypt, we will see an increase in desperate attempts to foment major war in the near future.

The remnants of Metro-jet Flight 7K9268 in the Egyptian Sinai.October 31st, 2015.
The remnants of Metro-jet Flight 7K9268 in the Egyptian Sinai.October 31st, 2015.
The remnants of Metro-jet Flight 7K9268 in the Egyptian Sinai.October 31st, 2015.
The remnants of Metro-jet Flight 7K9268 in the Egyptian Sinai.October 31st, 2015.

First video from 7K9268 A321 crash site in Sinai

Egyptian authorities retrieve black boxes of crashed Russian plane

Russia: Relatives of crash victims grieve at Pulkovo airport

7K9268: Russian passenger jet with 224 on board crashes in Egypt, no survivors

Russia: Mourners lay flowers and candles at Pulkovo airport

Russian civilian airliner with 224 passengers crashes in Sinai Peninsula

100 bodies, incl 5 children, extracted from 7K9268 A321 crash site

Russian civilian airliner with 224 passengers crashes in Egypt

Egypt PM: Russian jet crashes in Sinai Peninsula

Deadly plane crashes claim hundreds of lives in recent years

9 thoughts on “Metrojet 9268 Disaster- Russian Airliner Destroyed Over Egypt

  1. ever read confessions of an economic hitman? – deep message stuff – its easy to arrange a plane crash, – even just by hacking systems,.. is it ominous that the german crash in france was as france and germany were visiting putin without their apple pIe phones and minders?

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  2. Well, I am sure that certain idiots are anxious to start another world war. Sooner or later, Arch Duke Ferdinand will rise from his grave to laugh. He was the “sacrifice” to justify WW1. It will bear watching. But in an AFP article, Ron Paul lamented that there was nay bombing in Syria and wished that neither side would interfere with other sovereign nations. But since there is a group that controls and manipulates the world and that has many diverse ambitions, we can be assured that they will never allow us to be at peace for very long. In fact, its pretty much been constant war. I am quite sure both sides are getting ready to play their parts in WW3. They are just actors on a stage. The interesting part to me is that the hero baton has been apparently granted to Putin and the Russians. That is the intriguing part. But we possibly have an election coming up in 2016 here in the USA. I have no idea what may happen in the short term. The long term scenario/goal is much easier.

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  3. Since the remains of the plane and the bodies have been scattered over an area measuring about 8 km by 4 km, the destruction of the structure of the airplane should have happened in the air and at a great altitude. The wreckage shows no signs of a fire or an engine-related explosion. The plane cracked open into two main segmentsm suggests a catastrophic failure, not a mechanical failure, perhaps an explosion on board rather than a missile fired from the ground. A technical malfunction, even one as serious as an engine fire, could not have led to such a rapid disintegration.

    Planes climb to a cruising altitude 30,000 ft to 37,000 ft because there, the air is far thinner, and against that lessened resistance they can fly faster and use less fuel. When they reach that altitude, however, they must maximize the air pressure in the cockpit and cabin — and that puts stress on any structural component that has weakened over time. Typically, if there was that type of defect, you would expect it to manifest just as it reached the peak altitude. The remains of the tail of the Airbus were found three miles from the rest of the wreckage. Images of the tail section show a clear break near the site of the rear pressure bulkhead. On 16 November 2001, while operating for Middle East Airlines as F-OHMP, the aircraft suffered a tailstrike landing in Cairo. It was repaired and went back into service with the airline in 2002.

    In 1988, a hole opened in the fuselage of an Aloha Airlines flight in Hawaii, sucking out a flight attendant. Metal fatigue caused by inadequate maintenance after an earlier tailstrike incident.was blamed in 2002 when China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrated after takeoff from a Taiwan airport, killing all 225 people on board. On May 25, 2002, the Boeing 747-209B operating the route disintegrated in mid-air and crashed into the Taiwan Strait 20 minutes after takeoff, killing all 225 people on board. The in-flight break-up was caused by improper repairs to the aircraft 22 years earlier

    The botched repair of a tail strike caused Japan Airlines Flight 123 to crash in 1985, seven years after the plane suffered a tailstrike on landing – the worst single-aircraft accident in history, in which 520 of 524 on board were killed. . Like Flight 9268, Flight 123 also suffered catastrophic damage in mid-air while climbing to its cruising altitude. The crash of Flight 123 was attributed to an incorrect repair of the aircraft’s tail section following the tailstrike, which left the rear pressure bulkhead of the plane vulnerable to metal fatigue and ultimately resulted in an explosive decompression. Reports on the wreckage of Flight 9268 have suggested that a “clear break” occurred near the plane’s rear pressure bulkhead, possibly indicating failure of the bulkhead.

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    • Thanks Thomas, it has become obvious that an ISIL Sinai wilyat bomb is going to be blamed and that it is a lie. It seems Russia is going to go along with the lie. Russia seems keen to blame Qatar and ISIL if South Front is any guide to their thoughts (and it seems to be).
      Foreign Policy Diary – Egypt after the Russian plane crash

      The truth has already begun to disappear. If this happens the perpetrators will simply do it again. Until one or more governments are willing to hold this group accountable they will never stop. Every time they get away with another it guarantees future carnage and the ISIL brand has only just begun to be harvested in terms of false flags. Thanks for comment.

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