Egypt loses contact with passenger plane over Sinai: sources

Reuters News
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Posted: Oct 31, 2015 3:17 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian air traffic control lost contact with a civilian airliner carrying 212 people shortly after it took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to head to Russia, aviation sources said on Saturday.

The sources said the passenger plane was mainly carrying Russian tourists and that a search was underway.

Security sources in the Sinai Peninsula confirmed reports that an aircraft was missing.

(Writing by Lin Noueihed; editing by Susan Thoms)