The Airbus A-321 which was operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia and carried 217 Russian passengers along with seven crew members crashed in the Sinai Peninsula shortly after it took off from the Red Sea Resort Sharm el-Sheikh early Saturday (Oct 31).
The Russian Embassy in Cairo said on its Twitter account that there were no survivors.
The plane took off at 5:51 a.m. and disappeared from radar after 23 minutes, according to a statement released by Egypt's prime minister's office.
"The destruction happened in the air, and fragments were scattered over a large area of around 20 square kilometres," said Viktor Sorochenko, director of the Intergovernmental Aviation Committee. However, he warned against reading anything into this information. "It's too early to talk about conclusions."
The Egyptian and the Russian investigators have started analyzing the plane's two black boxes data recorders which have been recovered late Saturday.
空难可以说plane crash, air crash或air disaster.
很多交通事故可以用crash, 如train crash, car crash等, 但船只出事故一般用wreck, 如ship wreck.
例：The ship was wrecked by an explosion.