09:04 GMT03 August 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)

    Latvian flag-carrier AirBaltic flew hundreds of Latvian tourists home from Egypt’s resort Sharm el-Sheikh over the weekend, the airline said late Sunday.

    RIGA (Sputnik) — Two rescue flights brought 270 holidaymakers to the Riga airport on Saturday and Sunday, after AirBaltic suspended flights for two days on Thursday over security concerns.

    A Russian passenger plane crashed in Egypt’s Sinai desert soon after its take-off at the Sharm el-Sheikh airport on October 31, killing all 224 people on board.

    Fears are that the airliner was brought down by a bomb planted in its hold, according to numerous media reports citing UK and US intelligence.

    A total of 460 Latvian tourists were stranded in Egypt after the crash triggered a wave of flight suspensions to and from the country. Of those, 270 were staying in Sharm el-Sheikh and 190 in Hurghada.

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


    Russia Sends Expert Groups to Egypt to Evaluate Safety Levels in Aiports
    Egypt Cannot Offset Losses From Stay-away Russian Holidaymakers
    First Russian Tourists Flown From Egypt After Flights Suspension
    Russian Embassy, Emergencies Ministry to Help Tourists in Egyptian Airports
    Latvia, Egypt, Sharm el-Sheikh, Riga, flights
    Community standardsDiscussion