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    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)
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    The Russian security services denied recent reports of a Sharm el-Sheikh airport employee being responsible for the Russian A321 plane crash in Egypt, adviser of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee's (NAC) chairman said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Thursday, media reports suggested that Russian security services together with Egyptian colleagues had identified an Egyptian airport employee as a perpetrator of the A321 explosion over the Sinai Peninsula.

    "Regarding yesterday's media information on A321 — it is not confirmed by the Russian agencies that are investigating the terrorist attack… [It] is not confirmed by the FSB [the Federal Security Service]," Andrei Przhezdomsky told reporters.

    On October 31, 2015, the Russia-operated Airbus A321 crashed en route from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg as a result of an explosion on board. All 224 people on board the plane were killed. The crash has become the largest civil aviation disaster in Russian history.

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


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