Islamic State Commits Biggest Act Of Terror Since 9/11, Says More Will Follow
A week after a Russian plane with 224 passengers and crew members aboard crashed in a desolate area in the northern Sinai desert in Egypt, investigators have come to the conclusion that the Airbus 321 was indeed downed by a bomb.
Western Journalism was the first media outlet to report that the plane had been downed by Waliyat Sinai, the Islamic State branch in the Sinai Peninsula. We based our preliminary conclusions on video evidence and audio recordings of conversations between the pilots that were found in the so-called black box, as well as satellite images.
Now, investigators confirm our conclusions and say it’s for 90% sure a bomb that was smuggled aboard brought down the plane, Reuters reported on Sunday.
An Egyptian member of the investigation team said, “the indications and analysis so far of the sound on the black box indicate it was a bomb, we are 90 percent sure it was a bomb.”
Earlier, Ayman al-Muqqadam, the head of the investigation team, had announced that the plane appeared to have been broken up in mid-air while flying on auto-pilot. He also said that a loud noise had been heard in the last second of the cockpit recording.