Third plane carrying A321 crash victims' remains lands in St. Petersburg

A third plane of the Emergency Situations Ministry landed in Pulkovo

A third plane of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry carrying remains of the victims of Russia's A321 plane crash on the Sinai Peninsula has landed in St. Petersburg, a source in the ministry's city department told Interfax on Nov. 6.

"The plane has touched down in Pulkovo Airport," the source said.

The remains will be taken from the airport to the forensic medical bureau, he said. Personal belongings of the victims will be stored in a designated facility and handed over to investigators later.

"[The plane] did not bring remains subject to visual identification," the ministry's department said.

This is the third flight of the ministry transporting bodies of the crash victims to St. Petersburg.

Kogalymavia's A321 plane en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg crashed on October 31, on the Sinai Peninsula. The crash killed all the 224 people onboard.

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