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Russian jet broke up in mid air, too early for conclusions, official says

The Russian airplane crash site on the Sinai Peninsula is pictured in this handout photo satellite image provided by Russian Emergencies Ministry on November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Press Service of Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via Reuters

The Russian airplane crash site on the Sinai Peninsula is pictured in this handout photo satellite image provided by Russian Emergencies Ministry on November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Press Service of Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via Reuters

The Russian airplane crash site on the Sinai Peninsula is pictured in this handout photo satellite image provided by Russian Emergencies Ministry on November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Press Service of Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via Reuters
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The Russian airplane crash site on the Sinai Peninsula is pictured in this handout photo satellite image provided by Russian Emergencies Ministry on November 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Press Service of Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via Reuters

The Russian airplane crash site on the Sinai Peninsula is pictured in this handout photo satellite image provided by Russian Emergencies Ministry on November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Press Service of Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via Reuters

The Russian airplane crash site on the Sinai Peninsula is pictured in this handout photo satellite image provided by Russian Emergencies Ministry on November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Press Service of Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via Reuters
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A flower is seen near debris at the crash site of a Russian airliner in al-Hasanah area in El Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A flower is seen near debris at the crash site of a Russian airliner in al-Hasanah area in El Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A flower is seen near debris at the crash site of a Russian airliner in al-Hasanah area in El Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A woman with a child reacts as she comes to place flowers on a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia  November 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Peter Kovalev

A woman with a child reacts as she comes to place flowers on a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev

A woman with a child reacts as she comes to place flowers on a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev
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A woman puts a toy on a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev

A woman puts a toy on a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev

A woman puts a toy on a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev
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People lay flowers on a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev

People lay flowers on a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev

People lay flowers on a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev
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People mourn near a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia  November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev

People mourn near a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev

People mourn near a makeshift memorial for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev
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Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail looks at the remains of a Russian airliner after it crashed in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail looks at the remains of a Russian airliner after it crashed in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail looks at the remains of a Russian airliner after it crashed in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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The remains of a Russian airliner which crashed is seen in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

The remains of a Russian airliner which crashed is seen in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

The remains of a Russian airliner which crashed is seen in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Egyptian military helicopter flies over debris from a Russian airliner which crashed at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

An Egyptian military helicopter flies over debris from a Russian airliner which crashed at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

An Egyptian military helicopter flies over debris from a Russian airliner which crashed at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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An Egyptian army vehicle guard the site where a Russian airliner crashed in the al-Hasanah area  in El Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

An Egyptian army vehicle guard the site where a Russian airliner crashed in the al-Hasanah area in El Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

An Egyptian army vehicle guard the site where a Russian airliner crashed in the al-Hasanah area in El Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail looks at the remains of a plane crash at the desert in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail looks at the remains of a plane crash at the desert in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail looks at the remains of a plane crash at the desert in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Clothes are pictured on the ground at the site where a Russian airliner crashed in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Clothes are pictured on the ground at the site where a Russian airliner crashed in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Clothes are pictured on the ground at the site where a Russian airliner crashed in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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The remains of a Russian airliner are seen as an Egyptian military helicopter flies over the crash site in al-Hasanah area at El Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The remains of a Russian airliner are seen as an Egyptian military helicopter flies over the crash site in al-Hasanah area at El Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The remains of a Russian airliner are seen as an Egyptian military helicopter flies over the crash site in al-Hasanah area at El Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Egyptian soldiers and rescue crews wait to transport the bodies of victims of a Russian airliner which crashed, in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Egyptian soldiers and rescue crews wait to transport the bodies of victims of a Russian airliner which crashed, in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Egyptian soldiers and rescue crews wait to transport the bodies of victims of a Russian airliner which crashed, in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (R) comfort Russia's Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kerbachenko at his office in the Russian embassy in El Arish, Egypt, after a Russian airliner crashed in Sinai, October 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (R) comfort Russia's Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kerbachenko at his office in the Russian embassy in El Arish, Egypt, after a Russian airliner crashed in Sinai, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (R) comfort Russia's Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kerbachenko at his office in the Russian embassy in El Arish, Egypt, after a Russian airliner crashed in Sinai, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (L) speaks with doctors after arriving at a morgue to check the bodies of victims of a Russian airliner which crashed early morning in El Arish, Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (L) speaks with doctors after arriving at a morgue to check the bodies of victims of a Russian airliner which crashed early morning in El Arish, Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (L) speaks with doctors after arriving at a morgue to check the bodies of victims of a Russian airliner which crashed early morning in El Arish, Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (4th R) listen to Egyptian team from police and army at the remines of a plane crash at the desert in central Sinai near El Arish city north of Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (4th R) listen to Egyptian team from police and army at the remines of a plane crash at the desert in central Sinai near El Arish city north of Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (4th R) listen to Egyptian team from police and army at the remines of a plane crash at the desert in central Sinai near El Arish city north of Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Police open the way for ambulances carrying the bodies of passengers of a Russian airliner which crashed in Sinai, into a morgue in Cairo, Egypt, October 31, 2015.   REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Police open the way for ambulances carrying the bodies of passengers of a Russian airliner which crashed in Sinai, into a morgue in Cairo, Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Police open the way for ambulances carrying the bodies of passengers of a Russian airliner which crashed in Sinai, into a morgue in Cairo, Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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A man lights a candle for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside the Russian embassy in Kiev, Ukraine October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A man lights a candle for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside the Russian embassy in Kiev, Ukraine October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A man lights a candle for victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, outside the Russian embassy in Kiev, Ukraine October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (C) looks at the remines of a plane crash at the desert in central Sinai near El Arish city north of Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (C) looks at the remines of a plane crash at the desert in central Sinai near El Arish city north of Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (C) looks at the remines of a plane crash at the desert in central Sinai near El Arish city north of Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Egyptian soldier and rescue crew transfer the body of a victim of a plane crash, from a civil police helicopter to an ambulance at Kabrit airport in Suez, east of Cairo, Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

An Egyptian soldier and rescue crew transfer the body of a victim of a plane crash, from a civil police helicopter to an ambulance at Kabrit airport in Suez, east of Cairo, Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

An Egyptian soldier and rescue crew transfer the body of a victim of a plane crash, from a civil police helicopter to an ambulance at Kabrit airport in Suez, east of Cairo, Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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