10 Month Girl Symbol of Russia Tragedy in Sinai Plane Crash

10 Month Girl Symbol of Russia Tragedy in Sinai Plane Crash
Sun Nov 1, 2015 18:38:08

A 10-month-old girl whose parents were also among those killed in the crash is gazing at the planes in St. Petersburg airport before departing to Egypt, this picture of Darina one of the victims of the plane crash-has become the symbol of the plane crash in Sinai on social media. People continue to bring flowers to mourn the tragedy.

Darina Gromova was among the 224 people who died on Kolavia flight 7K9268. It was returning from Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh resort to Russia's St. Petersburg on Saturday morning when it suddenly vanished from radar over the Sinai Peninsula.

Her parents – mother Tatiana and father Aleksey – were also among those killed in the crash.

People across Russia took to social media to say how touched they were by the story of little Darina. The hashtag #mainpassenger has taken to Twitter.

Twenty-five children are believed to have been on board, along with 192 adults - nearly 140 of whom were women.

The flight disappeared from radar screens 23 minutes after taking off. Those on the crashed Airbus A321 were mostly holidaymakers. The Egyptian Red Sea destination is popular among Russian tourists all year round.


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