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A Russian airline’s A321 has crashed shortly after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 224 onboard. (The airline’s name is variously given as Kogalymavia or Metrojet. I had never heard of it until today.)

A local ISIS chapter has claimed responsibility, but investigators are calling the cause a “technical fault.” I’m sure this thread will see a lot of follow up in the coming days.

Safe travels!

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