"I do not have such information," the minister said during a televised interview with Russia 1 channel’s Vesti Nedeli.
The Investigative Committee presented three versions of the cause of the tragedy: a technical fault, severe weather conditions and human error.
Visibility and wind flow velocity at the Rostov-on-Don airport at the time of the FlyDubai plane crash were acceptable for the airfield to be open for inbound flights, the Russian transport minister said.
"Pilots of different aircraft made different decisions, but on the whole I’d like to stress that visibility and wind speed figures showed that the airport could take in incoming flights," Maxim Sokolov said in a televised interview with Russia 1 channel’s Vesti Nedeli.
He added that the airport was working as usual, and planes were taking off and landing as normal.