A Russian plane carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Saturday killing all aboard.
It was an Airbus A321, operated by Metrojet. The plane was flying from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia when it went down.
Civil aviation minister, Mohamed Hassam Kemal said that both black boxes of the plane had been found.
A militant group affiliated to Islamic State in Egypt said in a statement it had brought down the plane “in response to Russian airstrikes that killed hundreds of Muslims on Syrian land”. However, the claim was almost certainly bogus as the plane was out of reach of the surface-to-air missiles that militant groups in that area are known to possess.