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The Metrojet Crash, A Week Later

On October 31st at 04:13 UTC, Flight 7K9268 operated by an Airbus A321-200 (EI-ETJ) for Metrojet between Sharm el Sheikh to St Petersburg carrying 217 passengers and 7 crew, disappeared from radar while over the Sinai Peninsular in northern Egpyt. A few hours later, 50 ambulances that were dispatched to the region came across the wreckage some 60 nautical miles south of Al-Arish, directly below the last known radar position. Upon entering the wreckage site, the aircraft was found split…

MetroJet A321 Crashes Near Sinai

At around 08:00 UTC, reports surfaced that a Russian airliner disappeared 23 minutes after departure from Egyptian radar whilst enroute from Egypt's Sharm El- Sheikh to Russia's St. Petersburg. The aircraft departed from Egypt at 03:51 UTC Soon after reports of the disappearance, various sources have confirmed that the airliner in…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: US Airways’ Short Lived…

Founded by its refreshed carrier, US Airways, MetroJet survived for just three brief years before shutting down. On June 1, 1998, MetroJet took flight using the Boeing 737-200. The airline was referred to by the call sign USAir, referencing the connection. Today in 1998, MetroJet, operated by US Airways, was…