01:49 GMT17 April 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)

    NTSB is working with Egyptian authorities to answer questions related to the engines in the Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is working with Egyptian authorities to answer questions related to the engines in the Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula, NTSB public affairs officer Eric Weiss told Sputnik on Friday.

    "We are responding to questions from the Egyptians regarding the engines," Weiss said when asked if the NTSB was involved in the crash investigation.

    The spokesperson further characterized the US-Egyptian relationship in the inquiry as "a positive one."

    US officials reported earlier in the week that the NTSB was considering putting together a dispatch team to look at the physical evidence from the Metrojet Flight 9268 crash, but that the agency was still waiting on details regarding when and where the plane’s engines would be brought for examination.

    The Airbus A321, operated by Russia’s Kogalymavia, crashed in the Sinai Peninsula after takeoff from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh en route to St. Petersburg on October 31, killing all 224 people on board.

    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)


    Last Seconds of Airbus A321 Black Box Tape to Be Analyzed Outside of Egypt
    US Can Only Assist in Technical Aspect of A321 Crash Probe - Egypt Minister
    Russia May Adopt Safety Measures in Foreign Airports After A321 Crash
    Airbus A321, US National Transportation Safety Board, US
    Community standardsDiscussion