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By Doug Herlihy
For The Sentinel 

Local aviation expert: Russian airliner crash yet another mystery


The destruction of Russian Flight 9268 and the loss of all 224 persons on board early on Saturday, Oct. 31, raises some very serious questions similar to Malaysia Airlines MH017 lost over eastern Ukraine in July of 2014.

Most alarming is the spread of the airliner’s wreckage in the Sinai desert of Egypt. A French-built Airbus 321, Russian Flight KGL9268 was flying tourists from St. Petersburg, Russia, to the resort city of Sharm el Sheike in southern Egypt. It came apart at 31,000 feet, just short of its destination. The pieces of aircraft and persons on board are being found spread over 20KM (over 15 miles) in the mountainous region of the southern Sinai.

The spread of wreckage is th...

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