UK says Russian flight may have been brought down by "explosive device"
The plane which crashed over the Sinai killing all 224 may have been brought down by a bomb, Downing Street has said.
All flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh this afternoon have been cancelled after Downing Street disclosed that the plane has been "brought down by an explosive device".
Downing Street said that the flights have been delayed and that a team of experts have been dispatched to Egypt to investigate further.
A Number 10 spokeswoman said: "While the investigation is still ongoing we cannot say categorically why the Russian jet crashed. But as more information has come to light we have become concerned that the plane may well have been brought down by an explosive device.
"In light of this, and as a precautionary measure, we have decided that flights due to leave Sharm for the UK this evening will be delayed.