It crashed in the Hassana area, south of Arish. Security forces discovered the crash wreckage in a remote mountainous area in a region containing many ISIS-affiliated terrorists. 

Egyptian sources are claiming that wreckage has been spread over a three-mile area while an ISIS-affiliate has tried to claim responsibility for the disaster. 

According to the statement: ‘The soldiers of the caliphate succeeded in bringing down a Russian plane in Sinai.’

Russian transport minister Maksim Sokolov dismissed the ISIS claims. He said: ‘This information cannot be considered accurate. We are in close contact with our Egyptian colleagues and aviation authorities in the country. At present, they have no information that would confirm such insinuations.’