Victim Body Parts Suggest “Powerful Explosion” Most Likely Cause Of Russian Airplane Crash

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden

On Monday evening, we brought you the latest from what will almost undoubtedly end up being one of the year’s biggest stories.

According to US officials, an infrared satellite detected a “heat flash” concurrent to the mid-air disaster that caused a Russian passenger jet to crash in the Sinai Peninsula killing all 224 people on board. This, the defense official contended, takes the missile theory off the table but does suggest that there could have been an explosion on the plane, either a fuel tank or a bomb.

Although it’s impossible to say whether a video released by ISIS in the hours after the crash is authentic, the assessment detailed above would be broadly consistent with what the footage appears to show.

Not everyone is convinced. A competing theory revolves around whether an incident that saw the plane scrape its tail on a runway in 2001 might have contributed to the catastrophe.

Now, Russian media says that according to an Egyptian forensic expert, victims’ injuries seem to point to a mid-air explosion. Here’s Sputnik:

According to an Egyptian forensic expert, an analysis of injuries sustained by victims of the Russian airliner crash on Saturday in Egypt shows that a mid-air explosion might have occured aboard the Airbus A321 passenger jet, RIA Novosti reported.

On October 31, an Airbus A321 operated by the Russian airline Kogalymavia crashed in the Sinai Peninsula en route to St. Petersburg from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh. The tragedy has become the largest civilian aircraft disaster in Russian and Soviet history.

“A large number of body parts may indicate that a powerful explosion took place aboard the plane before it hit the ground,” said an Egyptian forensic expert who took part in the examination of the bodies of the A321 crash victims.

According to the expert, a DNA analysis would be needed to identify the victims of the Russian airliner crash in Egypt.

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