MetrojetA321

Crash of Metrojet Flight 7K9268

At approximately 04:13 UTC, 31 October 2015, Metrojet flight 9268 crashed into the Sinai Peninsula. The flight’s planned route was from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, Russia. We acquired a signal from the aircraft shortly after takeoff and tracked it until 04:13:22 UTC. At the time of last contact we were receiving a signal from the aircraft to three of our receivers, all of which stopped receiving data from the aircraft at the same time.

Playback

Playback for 7K9268 may be viewed on our aircraft history page.

7K9268

 

Flightradar24 Data

The table below represents the final data we received from the aircraft. At no time did we receive a 7700 squawk from 7K9268.

UTC TimeFlightIDLatitudeLongitudeAltitude (Ft)Ground Speed (Kts)HeadingVertical SpeedAutopilot Target Altitude (ft)
04:12:53KGL926830.14334.1823087540733551232000
04:12:56KGL926830.14334.1823087540733551232000
04:12:56KGL926830.14634.183067540833657632000
04:12:57KGL926830.14834.1793075040833657632000
04:12:58KGL926830.14934.17931100408335-32032000
04:13:00KGL926830.15134.17833500404335-358432000
04:13:00KGL926830.15334.17730975398333-576032000
04:13:00KGL926830.15334.17730975398333-576032000
04:13:00KGL926830.15434.17629750347333800032000
04:13:02KGL926830.15634.17533275342335-390432000
04:13:03KGL926830.15734.17430650296332-569632000
04:13:08KGL926830.16134.17330825246351454432000
04:13:11KGL926830.17734.16229925306325-608032000
04:13:11KGL926830.17734.16229925306325-608032000
04:13:12KGL926830.17934.16129925184350-435232000
04:13:13KGL926830.17934.16129925169357-396832000
04:13:14KGL926830.1834.16129925162359-435232000
04:13:16KGL926830.18134.16128375132350-633632000
04:13:19KGL926830.18334.1612837593353774432000
04:13:19KGL926830.18334.1612792599354780832000
04:13:21KGL926830.18334.1612837562351652832000
04:13:22KGL926830.18334.1612792562351652832000

The full data set may be accessed in csv format here.

An important note about the csv file. Rows are in time order based on when data was processed from each receiver and not necessarily in chronological order.

Column Information

A UTC Time Stamp
B FR24 internal unique flight ID
C Callsign KGL9268 = flight 7K9268
D Latitude
E Longitude
F Internal FR24 data type
H Squawk – Code ATC is using to identify flight
I Ground Speed in Knots
J Heading
K Vertical Speed in feet per minute
L Internal FR24 data identifier
M The ID of the FR24 receiver picking up data. (7K9268 was covered by multiple receivers)
N Internal FR24 data identifier

The Aircraft

MetrojetA321

The aircraft operating flight 7K9268 was EI-ETJ, an Airbus A321-200. It was powered by two IAE V2533-A5 engines. The aircraft was manufactured in 1997. Further aircraft information may be found in our JetPhotos database.

Other Traffic in the Area

The following image sequence shows other traffic we tracked in the area between 00:00 and 06:00 UTC on 31 October.

SinaiTraffic0000-0600UTC31OCTClick the image to view full size.

The following image shows traffic in the vicinity of 7K9268 at the time of the crash.

7K9268andOtherTraffic

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