Victims of Sinai crash flown back to Russia
Nov.2, Moscow: The bodies of 164 those killed in Saturday's plane crash in Egypt landed to the Russian city of St Petersburg on Monday.
All 224 people on the Airbus 321 - most of them Russians - died when it came down over the northern Sinai peninsula.
Vehicles later began transporting the bodies to the city's crematorium for the identification by the relatives.
A second flight with more bodies is expected to arrive in St Petersburg in the evening.
Russian Air Transport Agency head Aleksandr Neradko has said that the airliner disintegrated at high altitude.
Russian transport authorities said that the Kogalymavia plane was carrying 217 passengers, including 25 children. There were seven crew members on board.
Four of the passengers were Ukrainian nationals and one was from Belarus.
Russia said that it would pay compensation to the victims' families and help organise funeral procedures.
The Oslo Times