The crash of a Russian passenger plane enroute to St. Petersburg from Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday, killing all passengers, has been linked to a possible bombing by some officials.
All 224 passengers on board died, with the deputy director general of the Russian airline insisting at a press conference that there was nothing to suggest that a technical fault could have been responsible for the aircraft snapping into two.
The Islamic State (IS) had earlier claimed responsibility for the crash, with Egyptian officials immediately dismissing such claims.
However, many are beginning to examine the possibility that the crash was indeed caused by a bomb after UK’s foreign secretary Philip Hammond said at a press conference yesterday, “We have concluded that there is a significant possibility that the crash was caused by an explosive device on board the aircraft,”
Egyptian officials remain insistent that UK’s claims of a bombing are premature and Russian officials also say that it is too early in the investigation to be sure.