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    The airport of the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh checks passenger luggage using a multi-step luggage scanning system, an airport spokesperson said Monday.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — On Saturday, a Russian Airbus A321 plane carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members crashed en route from Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg in the Sinai Peninsula, killing all people aboard.

    According to several media reports, an explosion of a small bomb in the luggage compartment could have led to a depressurization of the plane’s cabin, a possible cause of the crash.

    “Several stages of luggage control. At first, [it is checked] on entering the airport with the use of tracker dogs. Then before the passenger reaches a check-in desk the luggage is checked with the use of X-ray detector,” the spokesperson told RIA Novosti.

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    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)

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    Plane crash, luggage, Airbus A321, Kogalymavia, Russia, Sinai Peninsula, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
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