Russian Air Crash Carrier Inspected in 2014, All Issues Resolved Back Then

© AP Photo / Tatiana BelyakovaIn this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, The Russian airline Kogalymavia’s Airbus A321 with a tail number of EI-ETJ on an airstrip of Moscow’s Domodedovo international airport, outside Moscow, Russia
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, The Russian airline Kogalymavia’s Airbus A321 with a tail number of EI-ETJ on an airstrip of Moscow’s Domodedovo international airport, outside Moscow, Russia - Sputnik International
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Russian Kogalymavia company, the operator of the A-320 airliner that crashed on the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, had violations in 2014, but all problems were fixed in time, according to a spokesman for the Federal Service for Transport Supervision (Rostransnadzor).

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Kogalymavia company, the operator of the A-320 airliner that crashed on the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, was inspected in 2014 and all the identified problems were fixed, a spokesman for the Federal Service for Transport Supervision (Rostransnadzor) said Saturday.

“There were violations, but the problems were fixed in time,” the Rostransnadzor spokesman told RIA Novosti.

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The spokesman added that Rostransnadzor had launched an extraordinary inspection of Kogalymavia company concerning compliance with civil aviation laws.

Earlier in the day, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said that Russian A-320 airliner en route from Sharm El-Sheikh to Saint Petersburg disappeared from radar screens at 5:21 a.m. local time (03:21 GMT) 23 minutes after take-off.

The Russian Transport Ministry said that there were 217 passengers and 7 crew members on board. The Russian embassy in Egypt confirmed all people on board the Kogalymavia Airbus were killed.

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