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