Bodies of those killed in a Russian air crash in Egypt start to arrive at a morgue in Russia's city of St Petersburg. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The first bodies from a plane crash in Egypt in which all 224 passengers, most of them Russians, died over the weekend arrived in St Petersburg early on Monday (November 1) morning aboard a Russian government plane. They were delivered to at a morgue in Russia's city of St Petersburg for identification The crashed Airbus A321 plane, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, was carrying holidaymakers from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg when it crashed in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday morning. Russian officials have said the plane likely broke up in mid-air but have stressed that it is too early to draw conclusions from this. President Vladimir Putin declared Sunday a national day of mourning. Russian news agencies reported that a first Il-76 Emergency Situations Ministry plane flew into St Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport a little before 6 a.m. local time, carrying 144 bodies. The ministry said the next plane carrying bodies would leave Cairo on Monday evening for St Petersburg.