SOCHI (Sputnik) – Flight MS804 departed from the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France, at 23:09 GMT on Wednesday. The aircraft was heading for the Cairo International Airport. According to the airline, there were a total of 66 people on board the plane, including 56 passengers.
"We haven’t gotten any plausible information on the reasons for the catastrophe of the Egyptian aircraft," the Russian transport minister said.
Speaking on home security, Sokolov noted that Russian airports already have strong security measures in place.
“We think so far that the measures that have been taken today are sufficient,” the minister said said.
He said that Russian airports are already practicing a high security level that includes more serious control rules.
“The next level suggests extremely high measures of control, access, and [preflight] checks,” Sokolov added.