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Russian Emergencies Ministry’s plane with remains of A321 victims leaves Cairo

November 06, 2015, 6:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW
This is the third flight of the Emergencies Ministry’s aircraft delivered the remains of victims, killed in the fatal crash on October 31
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MOSCOW, November 6. /TASS/. A Russian Emergencies Ministry’s plane carrying remains of victims killed in Russia’s passenger jet’s crash in Egypt last week, took off from Cairo to St. Petersburg, the ministry’s press service told TASS.

""The plane took off from the Cairo Airport to St. Petersburg at 4:25 Moscow time [1:25 GMT]," the ministry said. "The aircraft is carrying the remains of victims, personal belongings and documents discovered in the vicitiny of the plan’s crash."

This is the third flight of the Emergencies Ministry’s aircraft delivered the remains of victims, killed in the fatal crash on October 31.

An A321 passenger jet of Russia’s Kogalymavia air carrier (flight 9268) bound to St. Petersburg crashed on October 31 some 30 minutes after the takeoff from Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh.

The debris was found 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of the administrative centre of North Sinai Governorate, the city of Al-Arish. All 217 passengers and seven crewmembers were killed. Most passengers were Russian nationals.

Among the people onboard were also four Ukrainian citizens and one Belarusian national.

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