MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia suspended flights to Egypt on November 6 following the Airbus A321 plane crash that killed 224 people.
"An Il-76 plane of the Emergencies Ministry has landed at the Vnukovo airport [in Moscow] with over 18 tonnes of luggage onboard, belonging to Russian tourists who left Egypt earlier on 10 transit flights," a ministry spokesperson said early on Friday.
This is the 16th flight that carried the baggage of tourists, who are now only allowed to travel with carry-on luggage from Egypt back home.
According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, a total of 470 metric tons of personal belongings of Russian tourists have been delivered to various Moscow airports since the suspension of Russian flights from Egypt.
A Russian Airbus A321 plane crashed on its way from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh to the Russian city of St. Petersburg on October 31. All 224 people on board, including 25 children, were killed in the tragedy, which is the biggest civil aviation disaster in Russian and Soviet history.