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The Latest: Russian official says their teams to wrap up search for Egypt plane crash victims

  • Russia's Patriarch Kirill prepares to conduct a religion service marking People's Unity Day inside the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Square in the Kremlin in Moscow, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. The celebrations were scrapped in St. Petersburg as Russia's second-largest city mourns the victims of Saturday's plane crash in Egypt that killed 224 people. Authorities in Moscow, however, went ahead with the rally, which culminated in a pop concert on a central street.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Russia's Patriarch Kirill prepares to conduct a religion service marking People's Unity Day inside the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Square in the Kremlin in Moscow, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. The celebrations were scrapped in St. Petersburg as Russia's second-largest city mourns the victims of Saturday's plane crash in Egypt that killed 224 people. Authorities in Moscow, however, went ahead with the rally, which culminated in a pop concert on a central street. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pavel, the nephew of one of the plane crash victims Nina Lushchenko, left,  reacts at her grave side with her daughter Veronika, right, and granddaughter, during her funeral at a cemetery in the village of Sitnya, 80 km (about 50 miles) of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.  The first victim of Saturday's plane crash in Egypt was laid to rest on Thursday following a funeral service in a medieval church in the north Russian city of Veliky Novgorod.  Russia's Airbus 321-200 broke up over the Sinai Peninsula en route from the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, killing all 224 on board. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    Pavel, the nephew of one of the plane crash victims Nina Lushchenko, left, reacts at her grave side with her daughter Veronika, right, and granddaughter, during her funeral at a cemetery in the village of Sitnya, 80 km (about 50 miles) of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. The first victim of Saturday's plane crash in Egypt was laid to rest on Thursday following a funeral service in a medieval church in the north Russian city of Veliky Novgorod. Russia's Airbus 321-200 broke up over the Sinai Peninsula en route from the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, killing all 224 on board. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman holds a portrait of Nina Lushchenko, one of the victims of a plane crash,  during her funeral at a cemetery in the village of Sitnya, 80 km (about 50 miles) of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.  The first victim of Saturday's plane crash in Egypt was laid to rest on Thursday following a funeral service in a medieval church in the north Russian city of Veliky Novgorod.  Russia's Airbus 321-200 broke up over the Sinai Peninsula en route from the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, killing all 224 on board. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    A woman holds a portrait of Nina Lushchenko, one of the victims of a plane crash, during her funeral at a cemetery in the village of Sitnya, 80 km (about 50 miles) of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. The first victim of Saturday's plane crash in Egypt was laid to rest on Thursday following a funeral service in a medieval church in the north Russian city of Veliky Novgorod. Russia's Airbus 321-200 broke up over the Sinai Peninsula en route from the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, killing all 224 on board. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt that killed all 224 people onboard last Saturday. (All times local.)

9:35 a.m.

Russian Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov says Russian rescue teams are wrapping up their search for any more remains of victims of last Saturday's plane crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Puchkov said after a televised conference call with Russian experts in Egypt on Thursday that the 40 square kilometer (15 square mile) -area should be combed by 10 p.m. Moscow time.

Russia's Airbus 321-200 was en route from Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg when it crashed 23 minutes after the take-off. Most of the victims were Russian vacationers flying home.

So far, 140 bodies have been retrieved from the crash site.