Russian plane crashes in Sinai
The Prime Minister of Egypt, Sharif Ismail has announced that a Russian passenger plane carrying over 200 people crashed in the Sinai Peninsula.
According to reports in Russian media, the pilot had reportedly been radioing for the nearest airport for a landing before all contact had been lost.
The plane was heading for St. Petersburg, Russia, after leaving the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
An investigation into the crash has already been ordered by Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The plane crashed in a mountainous region, which has prevented ambulances for easily reaching the crash site.
There is no word yet on whether any of the people on board survived the crash.