What caused MetroJet Flight 9268?

What caused MetroJet Flight 9268?

This is exactly what happened: even before experts concluded that flight 9268 was downed by a bomb, international security services and airlines recognised vulnerabilities in Egypt’s aviation security system.

Who bombed MetroJet?

Russia said explosives weighing up to 1 kilogram, a little more than 2 pounds, brought down Metrojet 9268, which means ISIS’ claim it used a bomb the size of a soda can is plausible.

Who shot down Russian plane in Egypt?

A branch of so-called Islamic State said it downed the plane. Nearly all the dead were Russians. Mr Bortnikov said a bomb had been planted on board the Metrojet plane, equivalent to up to 1kg of TNT. The Kremlin website carried a transcript of the meeting.

Has the Antonov been destroyed?

The world’s biggest plane – which was regularly seen in the skies of Yorkshire – has been destroyed by Russian troops in Ukraine, it has been confirmed.

What was the name of the Russian plane that crashed?

unless described otherwise. Metrojet Flight 9268 was an international chartered passenger flight, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia (branded as Metrojet).

What brought down Russia’s Metrojet 9268?

On 17 November 2015, the Russian security service chief Alexander Bortnikov announced that their investigation had concluded that a “terror act” brought down Metrojet Flight 9268 after traces of explosives were found in the wreckage. Spectral analysis was used among other methods to examine the substance found.

What caused the explosion on the Russian plane?

The Russian Federal Security Service announced on 17 November 2015 that they were sure that it was a terrorist attack, caused by an improvised bomb containing the equivalent of up to 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) of TNT that detonated during the flight. The Russians said they had found explosive residue as evidence.

Why did Metrojet go bust?

In March 2016, Metrojet filed for bankruptcy as a result of the bombing of Flight 9268 and the security situation in Egypt, both of which resulted in a subsequent fall in passenger numbers. On 12 April 2018, flights between Russia and Egypt finally resumed.