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The Latest: Russian minister: The search for plane crash victims in Sinai will end in a day

  • An Egyptian military helicopter flies over wreckage of the Metrojet passenger plane bound for St. Petersburg, Russia that crashed Saturday, in Hassana, Egypt,  Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The Russian jetliner that crashed shortly after takeoff from an Egyptian resort area broke up at high altitude, scattering fragments of wreckage over a wide area in the Sinai Peninsula, Russia’s top aviation official said Sunday as search teams raced to recover the bodies of the 224 people who died. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    An Egyptian military helicopter flies over wreckage of the Metrojet passenger plane bound for St. Petersburg, Russia that crashed Saturday, in Hassana, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The Russian jetliner that crashed shortly after takeoff from an Egyptian resort area broke up at high altitude, scattering fragments of wreckage over a wide area in the Sinai Peninsula, Russia‚Äôs top aviation official said Sunday as search teams raced to recover the bodies of the 224 people who died. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)  (The Associated Press)

  • People light candles during a day of national mourning for the plane crash victims at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The Metrojet charter crashed Saturday morning 23 minutes after taking off from Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, a top destination for Russian tourists. All 224 people on board died.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    People light candles during a day of national mourning for the plane crash victims at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The Metrojet charter crashed Saturday morning 23 minutes after taking off from Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, a top destination for Russian tourists. All 224 people on board died. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)  (The Associated Press)

  • People hold candles during a day of national mourning for the plane crash victims at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.  The Metrojet charter crashed Saturday morning 23 minutes after taking off from Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, a top destination for Russian tourists. All 224 people on board died.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    People hold candles during a day of national mourning for the plane crash victims at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The Metrojet charter crashed Saturday morning 23 minutes after taking off from Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, a top destination for Russian tourists. All 224 people on board died. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)  (The Associated Press)

The latest developments after a Russian passenger plane crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board (all times local).

10:40 a.m.

Russia's emergency situations minister Vladimir Puchkov says the search for the bodies of victims of the plane crash in Egypt will wrap up in a day.

Puchkov tells a televised press conference Monday that the search in the Sinai Peninsula should wrap up by 10 p.m. Monday.

The Metrojet Airbus A320-200 crashed Saturday morning 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh, killing all 224 on board. Most were Russian and many were from St. Petersburg.

A Russian government plane took the first 140 bodies from Egypt to St. Petersburg early Monday. Puchkov said another plane will travel from Egypt to St. Petersburg on Monday evening to bring more bodies of plane crash victims.