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Russia's Kogalymavia to Seek Compensation From Egypt After A321 Crash

© Photo : Emercom of Russia The A321 crash site in Egypt.
The A321 crash site in Egypt. - Sputnik International
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The Russian-owned airline Kogalymavia plans to claim compensation from Egypt following the crash of its A321 passenger plane over the Sinai Peninsula in late October, the owner of the Russian airline, Ismail Lepiyev, said on Monday.

Fragments of a Kogalymavia Airbus A321 passenger airliner / Flight 9268 that crashed en route from Sharm El Sheikh to St. Petersburg in Egypt's North Sinai Governorate - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On October 31, the Kogalymavia-operated A321 airliner, carrying 224 people, crashed in the Sinai Peninsula en route from Egupt's Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, leaving no survivors. The Russian Federal Security Service later confirmed that the plane crash was caused by a terrorist attack.

Following the incident, Russian aviation authorities opened a criminal case against the airline for "violation of safety rules and airliners' operation rules." However, since it had been officially confirmed that a terrorist attack had led to the crash, the criminal cases against the company have been dropped.

"At the moment, as we know the clear causes of the disaster, we have the right to receive compensation from the country, where the terrorist attack took place… Egypt is Russia's partner in many areas. We respect the relationship that has been built for many years, that's why we will seek to agree on compensation without judicial steps," Lepiyev told Forbes.

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