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    Russian Kogalymavia A-321 Planes Had No Engine Failures

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    Former director general of the Kogalymavia airline said that no engine failures were reported while the company's A-321 planes were in service.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — No engine failures had been recorded in Russian Kogalymavia A-321 planes during their service, former director general of the airline said Sunday.

    “A-321 plane is a safe machine. No engine failures were reported while the planes were in service,” Sergey Mordvintsev, who served as the company's director general until mid-October, told RIA Novosti.

    The Federal Service for Transport Supervision (Rostransnadzor) requested the airline to suspend A-321 flights until November 3 after the Kogalymavia Airbus crashed in Egypt on Saturday, killing all 224 people on board.

    Sergey Mordvintsev said that the Russian airline whose passenger plane crashed in Egypt on Saturday was in compliance with Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) certification requirements at the last inspection in August.

    osaviatsia announced earlier a surprise inspection on Sunday of Kogalymavia, whose flight 9268 Airbus A321 crashed over the Sinai Peninsula early Saturday, killing all 224 people on board.

    “The last Rosaviatsia commission was in early August. The conclusion was positive – the airline complied with certification requirements,” Sergey Mordvintsev told RIA Novosti.

    Mordvintsev served as Kogalymavia, operating under the name Metrojet, general director until October 23, 2015.

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