October 31, 2015 / 1:36 PM / 2 years ago

Initial examination shows plane crashed due to technical fault - sources

Women reacts as they walk at Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev

CAIRO (Reuters) - An initial examination of the crash site showed that a Russian passenger plane crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula due to a technical fault, security sources in North Sinai said.

About 150 bodies, including burnt corpses, were found in a 5 km (3.1 miles) radius from the crashed aircraft, the sources said. The plane fell vertically, which led to large parts of it burning, the sources added.

Reporting by Yusri Mohamed; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein

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