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    Bodies of Russian Plane Crash Victims Arrive in Cairo for Identification

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    According to the Russian Transport Ministry, there were 217 passengers and 7 crew members on board.

    Bodies of the victims of the Russian Airbus air crash are expected to arrive at the Zeinhom morgue in Cairo.

    Earlier in the day, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said that Russian A-320 airliner en route from Sharm El-Sheikh to Saint Petersburg disappeared from radar screens at 5:21 a.m. local time (03:21 GMT) 23 minutes after take-off.

    The Russian Transport Ministry said that there were 217 passengers and 7 crew members on board, while the Russian embassy in Egypt said there were 212 passengers on board.


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