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    Commission of Inquiry Into A321 Crash Yet to Determine Cause of Catastrophe

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    The commission into the crash of a Russian aircraft over the Sinai Peninsula has not yet determined the cause of the plane's crash, local media reported Tuesday, citing sources in the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation.

    Russian Airbus A321 passenger airliner crash site in Egypt
    Press-service of Russian Emergency Situations Ministry
    CAIRO (Sputnik) — On October 21, the Russian A321 plane carrying 224 people, crashed in the Sinai Peninsula en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. All people on board died in the biggest disaster in the history of Russian civil aviation. Shortly after the crash, Moscow and Cairo reached an understanding on the investigation, and an international probe was launched, headed by Russia and Egypt.

    "The Commission of Inquiry… continues to explore the wreckage of the plane in Cairo airport and to date, it has not received any results that would indicate the cause of the accident," the sources told the El Balad broadcaster.

    According to the sources, the most likely reasons behind the crash was the destruction in the tail section.

    Earlier this week, Russian media reported that the A321 Commission on Inquiry had reportedly determined the exact place where the bomb was placed. According to the cited experts, the terrorists mined the oversized baggage in the rear of the aircraft, hiding the explosive device between baby carriages and wicker furniture, traditionally being brought from Sharm el-Sheikh by tourists. The last lead to the separation of the tail, and, as a result, to plane's transition to uncontrolled dive.

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    Plane crash, commission, Airbus A321, Russia, Cairo, Egypt
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