ASN logo
Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:samedi 31 octobre 2015
Heure:ca 06:13
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231
Compagnie:Metrojet
Immatriculation: EI-ETJ
Numéro de série: 663
Année de Fabrication: 1997-05-09 (18 years 6 months)
Heures de vol:56000
Cycles:21000
Moteurs: 2 IAE V2533-A5
Equipage:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 217 / à bord: 217
Total:victimes: 224 / à bord: 224
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:ca 50 km SE of Hasna, North Sinai (   Egypte)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Sharm el Sheikh International Airport (SSH/HESH), Egypte
Aéroport de destination:Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Fédération de Russie
Numéro de vol:7K9268
Détails:
An Airbus A321, operated by Metrojet (also known as Kogalymavia), was destroyed in an accident central Sinai, Egypt. All 224 on board were killed.
Metrojet flight 9268 took off from Sharm el Sheikh at 05:50 hours local time (03:50 UTC). It followed airway R650 to the north along the shoreline of the Gulf of Aqaba. Overhead the Nuweibaa (NWB) NDB at FL210 the aircraft turned left, heading 340° to cross the Sinai Peninsula. Last contact with the flight was about 06:13 hours.
The Flight Data Recorder suddenly stopped at 06:13:20 hours while the aircraft was climbing through 30,888 ft altitude with the autopilot engaged. Airspeed recorded at that time was 281 knots.
Based on logged ADS-B data, flight tracking website Flightradar24 shows the aircraft climbing to 30875 feet, after which it shows erratic altitudes and speed indications. Last altitude recorded was 27925 feet at a speed of 62 knots.

Investigators reported that they believed the aircraft broke up in the air. Footage from the crash scene shows a main impact zone of the forward fuselage and wings. Engines were found away from the main wreckage, as was the tail section of the aircraft.
The debris is scattered over a wide area more than 13 km in length.

The Russian Federal Security Service stated on November 16 that the crash was caused by a terrorist attack. Traces of explosives were found in the wreckage of the plane. During the flight, a homemade device with the power of 1.5 kilograms of TNT was detonated.
The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee reported that it was determined that the aircraft skin had undergone high energy dynamic influence (from inside to outside) and that internal overpressure caused an inflight rapid decompression.

Sources:
» Egyptian Civil Aviation Agency (ECAA) press briefing 7-11-2015
» BBC
» Flightradar24
» AP


Photos

photo of Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ
photo of Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ
photo of Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ
photo of Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ
Vertical Speed in fpm based on last minute of FR24 data
photo of Airbus A321-231
Description of A321 tail section that broke away
photo of Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ
photo of Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ
photo of Airbus A321-231 TC-OAE
TC-OAE went to Kolavia as EI-ETJ in March 2012
photo of Airbus A321-231 TC-OAE
TC-OAE went to Kolavia as EI-ETJ in March 2012
Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
 

Video, social media

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
9 May 1997 D-AVZK Airbus first flight
27 May 1997 F-OHMP MEA - Middle East Airlines delivered
16 November 2001 F-OHMP MEA Tailstrike accident on landing Cairo, Egypt
2 June 2003 TC-OAE Onur Air
January 2007 TC-OAE Saudi Arabian Airlines leased
5 April 2007 TC-OAE Onur Air returned
November 2007 TC-OAE Saudi Arabian Airlines leased
24 January 2008 TC-OAE Onur Air returned
30 July 2010 TC-OAE Cham Wings Airlines leased
29 September 2010 TC-OAE Onur Air returned
30 March 2012 EI-ETJ Kolavia
1 May 2012 EI-ETJ Metrojet Kolavia rebranded as Metrojet

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Sharm el Sheikh International Airport et Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport est de 3530 km (2206 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
languages: languages

Share

Airbus A321

  • 1156+ built
  • 3ème loss
  • 2ème accident fatal
  • le accident The le plus grave (à ce moment là)
  • le accident The le plus grave (en ce moment)
» safety profile

 Egypte
  • le accident The le plus grave (à ce moment là)
  • le accident The le plus grave (en ce moment)
» safety profile