Egypt’s Ministry of Civil Aviation said earlier that a Russian delegation is currently in the Arab republic with experts from Germany, where the aircraft was manufactured. The four-person Russian delegation and two experts from Germany spent two hours inspecting the plane Sunday and then met with Ayman Muqaddam, the head of the Egypt-led investigation committee into the crash.
"All the parts of the aircraft body were previously taken to a safe place in the Cairo international airport in order to start the layout process and their assembly… The aim of this process is to identify the starting point of the disintegration of the fuselage," the international commission said.
The Russian A321 plane crashed in the Sinai while flying from the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg on October 31, 2015. All 224 people on board died in what has become the largest civil aviation disaster in Russian history.
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said the tragedy was the result of a terrorist attack. The Islamic State terrorist group, which is banned in Russia and many other countries, claimed responsibility for the attack.