All was well in the tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The sun was shining, the children were playing and the adults were lounging casually in the sun. Suddenly disaster struck! A plane, carrying 224 passengers came to a sudden demise over the Sinai
Desert. Everyone on board was killed instantly. In order to understand how such a tragedy occured, luckily the most crucial evidence was found, the black boxes. It's recordings have been listened to and it has led investigators to understand that there was
abnormal activity twenty four minutes before the sudden demise of the plane. The investigating team, however, also found that voices were heard from what they suspect to be possible militants.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister of England, said
that a bomb must have been smuggled into the baggage area. What I find strange about this, is that if there was a bomb, it would have to been very well hidden to go undetected. Also, how did the black boxes survive after a bomb, a crash and an explosion? It
is a terrible tragedy to have to explain.
Thousands of tourists are now stranded. Barely any flights are departing for England, and those passengers leaving must leave all their belongings behind. No flights are going to Russia. We must remember
that Egypt is a country that makes a lot of money from tourism. Without tourists, a lot of money is being lost. A man called Ben Khonstavi has described his experience in the airport - " a smuggler's dream". He said that it was so bad you could pay someone
to get fast tracked through security.
When the possibility of militant involvement first came to the attention of the world, the so called Islamic State claimed to have caused the crash. The Egyptian government have denied this possibility, but
as the days go on, it seems more and more likely.
A few seconds before the plane disappeared from radar, a tracking device showed that the place was descending at 60 feet a second. This is another terrible disaster to have taken place. Wives,
husbands, and children gone. Imagine how scary it would have been. Put ourselves in their shoes. it's like we live in two separate worlds. it's surreal to us because we don't have that type of conflict, that people living in that part of the world experience.
I hope that an answer will be found soon, but what comfort will that give to the families and friends of those lost in this tragedy?