Kolavia Flight 7K9268, an Airbus A321, went off radar 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, Sergey Izvolskiy told the media citing preliminary data. The plane was carrying 217 passengers and 7 crewmembers, he added. Twenty-five of the passengers were children.
Both black box flight data recorders from the crashed plane have been found, Egypt’s civil aviation minister said. Experts have started decoding the data, according to Egypt’s prime minister. No official causes of the crash have been declared yet.