CAIRO: Egyptian search and rescue team members have found no survivors in the wreckage of a Russian plane that crashed in the country's Sinai peninsula today, media reports quoting officials said.
The airliner was carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members.
The Egyptian authorities have also located the black box which contains the flight data, security have said.
After delays caused by poor weather conditions, Egyptian search and rescue teams located the site of the crash in the Hassana area 35 km (22 miles) south of the Sinai Mediterranean coastal city of Al Arish, the aviation ministry statement said.
The Metrojet (formerly Kolavia Airlines) flight had 217 passengers and seven crew members on board. A senior aviation official said it was a charter flight operated by a Russian company.
Most passengers on the flight are believed to be Russian tourists.