EGYPT: STILLS OF CRASH SITE OF EGYPTIAN BOEING 737 WHICH CRASHED INTO THE RED SEA OFF THE RESORT OF SHARM EL-SHEIKH.Record ID: 383699
- Title: EGYPT: STILLS OF CRASH SITE OF EGYPTIAN BOEING 737 WHICH CRASHED INTO THE RED SEA OFF THE RESORT OF SHARM EL-SHEIKH.
- Date: 3rd January 2004
- Summary: (W3) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT (JANUARY 3, 2004) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. LV: HELICOPTOR HOVERING OVER THE RED SEA AND SHIPS NEAR THE RESORT OF SHARM EL-SHEIKH AT THE PLANE CRASH SITE. 0.12 2. LV: BOATS IN THE SEA AT CRASH SITE. 0.18 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: SHARM EL-SHEIKH
- Country: Egypt
- Duration: 00:00:24
- Story Text: An Egyptian Boeing 737 airliner crashed into the Red
Sea after take-off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh killing all
141 on board.
An Egyptian Boeing 737 airliner crashed into the Red
Sea after take-off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on
Saturday, killing all 135 passengers and six crew, an
Aviation Ministry source said.
The source said 127 of the passengers on the plane,
bound for Cairo, were French. Egypt's official news agency
MENA said the plane disappeared shortly after take-off at
It crashed into the sea seven miles (12 km) south of
Sharm el-Sheikh, a popular diving and swimming resort at
the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula, the source said.
An official of Flash Airlines, the private company that
owned the plane, gave slightly different figures -- 135
passengers, all of them French, and an Egyptian crew of 13,
making a total of 148.
"All we know right now is that a plane disappeared two
minutes after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh on its way to
Cairo. The flight number was 8604," said the official, who
asked not to be named.
The agency quoted an official source as saying the
plane had been located in the Red Sea off Sharm el-Sheikh
and that efforts were underway to retrieve the victims.
There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash
but an official source at the Civil Aviation Ministry said
the plane appeared to have had an accident.
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