Friday, November 6, 2015

Russian airplane crashed in Egypt

Another topic about the airplane, but too bad one.

A Russian airliner flying from Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt was crashed soon after its levitation. All 224 passengers and crews were killed. It is a terrible disaster.

The Guardian: Egypt says no survivors from Russian plane crash

By the way, there is a controversy about the cause of this disaster. Islamic State (IS), composed of extremists, made a statement of being responsible for the destroyed plane. Most of all passengers were Russians. IS said that they shot it down as revenge to Vladimir Putin, the Russian president who ordered the bombing at IS recently.

The Hill: ISIS claims responsibility for Russian plane crash

However, there is skepticism about IS statement. It is doubtful that IS had equipped weapons with enough power to aim at the airplane at 9,000 meters in the sky precisely. The Russian government, as well as Egyptian, dismissed the claim of IS, and began to investigate the cause of this tragedy as usual.

The Sydney Morning Herald: Russian plane crash: Islamic State claims put Vladimir Putin in a bind

On the other hand, it is also possible that someone brought explosives into the plane to commit a suicidal bombing, albeit it is a little inconsistent with the statement of IS. The US intelligence seems to adopt this hypothesis.

Catch News: ISIS planted bomb may have brought down Russian airliner, claims US intelligence report

The possibility of mechanical errors has not been ruled out. Russian airplanes are infamous about its quality, unfortunately. In the past 20 years, a total of 20 fatal accidents was recorded on Russian airlines.

Independent: Egypt plane crash: The tragic recent history of Russian aviation

Anyway, no adequate information has been gathered to determine the true reason for this tragedy. The Egyptian government retrieved the black box of the plane for further investigation. But it will take a while because it was damaged.

Hindustan Times: What went wrong in Egypt: Possible scenarios in Russian jet crash

I have nothing to say about this case at present, other than wishing the victims would rest in peace.


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