Russian airliner may have been downed by bomb: Intelligence officials
Nov.5, Moscow: British and US intelligence officials have said that the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killing all 224 people on board may have been brought down by a bomb. But they said a conclusion was yet to be delivered.
Russian experts said that it was too early to say. Britain earlier suspended flights to and from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, from where the flight had departed. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday that there was a significant possibility that the crash was caused by a bomb.
Egypt has dismissed claims by militants linked to Islamic State (IS) that they brought down the plane. Meanwhile, Russian and Egyptian investigators said that the cockpit voice recorder of the Metrojet Airbus 321-200 was badly damaged in the crash.
However, they managed to extract information from the flight data recorder which is ready to be analysed by investigators.
The Oslo Times