CAIRO: Egyptian air traffic control lost contact with a civilian airliner carrying 212 people, shortly after it took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to head to Russia, aviation sources said on Saturday. It isn’t known yet which airline the plane belongs to.
Sources said the passenger plane was carrying mainly Russian tourists and that a search was underway. Security sources in the Sinai Peninsula confirmed reports that an aircraft had gone missing. Egyptian aviation officials said the plane had left Egyptian airspace safely.