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I read about the Russian plane that crashed at the end of October, as a result of a bomb placed on it, at: independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/russia-confirms-plane-which-crashed-over-sinai-was-bombed-in-terror-act-a6737256.html, reuters.com/article/2015/11/19/us-egypt-crash-islamicstate -photo-idUSKCN0T725Q20151119#PJ3CrIelBmYGqRFm.97, & nytimes.com/2015 /11/01/ world/middleeast/russian-plane-crashes-in-egypt-sinai-peninsula.html. A Russian Airbus A321, operated by Metrojet, crashed soon after taking off, killing all 224 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt to St. Petersburg, Russia. According to Hossam Kamal, the Egyptian transportation minister, “all was normal; the plane disappeared suddenly off the radar without any prior warning.” After investigations of the wreckage yielded traces of explosives, Russian security officials confirmed that the plane was brought down by a bomb. In the latest edition of the "Dabiq" magazine, the ISIS militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.
The economic effects of this are that several airlines rerouted many flights to other destinations, so as to avoid flying over the Sinai Peninsula. Rerouting flights has a huge cost to the airlines. In addition, people with scheduled flights and plans over Sinai will have their schedules disrupted. Also, people will now be hesitant to fly on airlines in this region, which will cause a further loss of income to the airlines. Another of the social effects is that friends and family of the people killed in the crash are devastated by the loss of their loved ones. The political effect is that this crash adds to the conflict in the Middle East, which builds tension between the countries.…...

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