Russian plane crash: Obama backs theory of ‘bomb on plane’

Russian plane crash: Obama backs theory of ‘bomb on plane’

WASHINGTON: The spectre of a ticking bomb in the belly of a commercial airliner has returned to haunt the airline industry after world leaders virtually confirmed that is what brought down the Russian airplane in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula last Saturday.

President Obama on Thursday came close to backing British PM David Cameron’s assertion of the bomb theory even as Russia joined Britain in suspending flights from Egypt, particularly from the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Shaikh, which was the departure point for the doomed flight. “I don’t think we know yet,” Obama told the Seattle radio station KIRO in an interview. “Whenever you’ve got a plane crash, first of all you’ve got the tragedy, you-‘ve got making sure there’s an investigation on site. I think there is a possibility that there was a bomb on board. And we are taking that very seriously.”
[PTI]

Related Post

14 killed in Muslim rebel attacks in southern Philippines
views 71
MANILA, Philippines: A Philippine military spokeswoman says Christmas attacks by Muslim rebels against Christian communities in the country's volatile...
35 killed in Beirut suicide bombings
views 37
At least 35 people were killed and over 180 others injured in two suicide bombings that rocked the Burj el-Barajneh region here in Lebanon on Thursday...
Thai court issues arrest warrant for unnamed foreign man over bombing
views 34
A Thai court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for the prime suspect in the deadly Bangkok shrine bombing, describing him as an unnamed foreign ma...
Landslide hits 6 villages in Nepal; 15 feared dead
views 29
KATHMANDU: A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall buried six villages in Nepal's mountainous northeast, and at least 15 people sleeping in the homes ...
5 reasons Obama sounds defensive on foreign policy
views 77
President Obama felt a need to answer critics of his foreign policy in his speech Wednesday at the United States Military Academy at West Point. "By m...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK