Russian airliner crash in Egypt: scenarios

A woman lights a candle outside the Russian embassy in Kiev on October 31, 2015, to commemorate passengers that died in the crash of Kogalymavia flight 9268Investigators probing the crash of a Russian passenger plane in the Sinai desert will be working on scenarios ranging from terrorism to human error. Experts have set little store in the idea the Islamic State group could hit an aircraft flying at 9,000 metres (30,000 feet). “IS does not have the gear to knock out a plane at 9,000 metres,” said Gerard Feldzer, former director of France’s Air and Space Museum, explaining that would require equipment, such as a mobile radar tracking system and long-range missiles, which IS does not have.

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