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    An Emergencies Ministry counselor helps a relative of Flight 9268 passengers at Pulkovo airport, the destination of the Kogalymavia Airlines Airbus A321 en route from Sharm el-Sheikh

    Relatives of A321 Crash Victims Prepare Lawsuit Against Aircraft Owner

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    Some 100 relatives of the A321 passenger jet crash victims have prepared a class-action lawsuit to the New York Court against the US leasing company International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), from which the Russian Kogalymavia airline rented the airbus, the Russian Izvestia newspaper reported Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Airbus A321 with 224 people on board crashed on October 31 while en route from Egypt’s resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, leaving no survivors.

    "We have prepared the materials to claim compensation for the victims' families from the owner of the aircraft — an American company ILFC…," lawyer representing the interests of the victims' relatives, Igor Trunov, told Izvestia.

    According to the lawyer, the amount of claims will vary from $300,000 to $1.5 million.

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      Putin agents say KSA bombed it and Russians want to sue the American leasing company?
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      I'm sure the Americans had Daesh commit this dastardly deed, being Halloween and all, ya know, trick or treat, as the saying goes. Bastards!
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      This makes no sense. Why Russia can be sued in NY? more Russian NAIVE laws?
      IF it was a Russian passenger jet, how could Russia be sued in NY? Russia still a VASSAL of west. And refuse to just change that DUMB constitution. Now Russia will be forced to compensate? Or Airbus?
      IF there was an explosive device, now Russia will be forced to give details in U.S. Like a U.S colony? WOW.
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      cast235in reply toJg38691(Show commentHide comment)
      Jg38691, I hate propagandists and trolls.
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      cast235in reply tocavedeborah(Show commentHide comment)
      cavedeborah, You may be right.. Or Peek A Boo! If it was with U.K aid..SAS does that too.
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      cavedeborahin reply tocast235(Show commentHide comment)
      cast235, I should have added possibly with the help of Turkey! It would not surprise me if the British were involved as well. BTW, what? who? is SAS? thanks for comment.
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