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MetroJet Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ crashes in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, 224 dead

MetroJet (Kogalymavia dba) (Moscow-Domodedovo) Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ (msn 663) while operating flight KGL 9268 from Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt to St. Petersburg, Russia with 217 passengers and seven crew members was climbing after departing Sharm el Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt on October 31, 2015. The crew told ATC they had technical problems. The flight was reported to be at 31,000 feet when it disappeared from the radar screens after 23 minutes of flight. The scattered wreckage was located by military forces in the mountains of the Sinai near Al Arish on the Mediterranean Sea. There are now reports of bodies being recovered. The Russian Embassy in Cairo is now reporting all on board have died in the tragic crash.

The airframe was originally delivered to MEA as F-OHMP on May 27, 1997 and has served with Onur Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Kolavia.

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As more information is received we will update this report.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ (msn 663) taxies at Antalya, Turkey before the tragic crash.

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TUI Travel posts a fiscal third quarter operating profit of $115.3 million

TUI Travel (London) posted a fiscal third quarter (ending on June 30) operating profit of $115.3 million.

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TUI travel is the parent organization of Arkefly, Corsair, Jet4you, Jetairfly, Thomson Airways, TUIfly, TUIfly Nordic and the pictured new associated TUI Russia.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. TUI Russia (Moscow-Domodedovo) is a new joint venture of TUI AG (Hannover) and Russian investment company S-Group Capital Management, created on April 15, 2009. Kolavia (Surgut) is operatating three Airbus A321s under the TUI brand and the MetroJet (Russia) name. Operations commenced on July 3, 2012 from Moscow (Domodedovo) to Egypt (Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh), Spain (Barcelona, ​​Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza), Croatia (Pula), Montenegro, Bulgaria (Varna, Bourgas), Greece (Heraklion, Rhodes) and Turkey (Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman). A321-231 EI-ETJ is pictured arriving at Antalya using the colors of the Russian flag.

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