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    Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Announces Final Stage of A321 Crash Probe

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    Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathi has announced that the investigation into the crash of Russia's A321 passenger plane over the Sinai Peninsula in late October 2015 enters its final stage, the Russian Transport Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Monday, Fathi held a meeting with Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov.

    "Information provided by Fathi on the final stage of investigation in Egypt into the causes of the aviation accident with the Russian plane over the Sinai Peninsula in October 2015 became an important moment of the meeting," the ministerial statement said.

    On October 31, 2015, Airbus A321 operated by the Russian airline Kogalymavia crashed in the Sinai Peninsula. The plane, carrying 224 people, was heading to St. Petersburg from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh.

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