Egyptian officials have confirmed a Russian plane carrying more than 200 passengers and crew crashed this morning in central Sinai, in Egypt.

The airplane was an “Airbus A-321”, crashed very soon after taking off from the Sharm el-Sheikh resort and was on route to

St. Petersburg.

A police official from the rescue team said that the plane was completely destroyed and the likelihood of survivors are very slim.

The plane had mainly Russian tourists on board.