” External influence’ ‘ caused Sinai crash

externalSinai aircraft crash: ‘External impact’ triggered crash
– 2 November 2015
– From the area Europe
Media captionRichard Westcott reports on the continuous examination into the crash
The Russian airline company Kogalymavia has actually blamed “external impact” for Saturday’s Sinai airplane crash which eliminated 224 individuals.
A senior airline company authorities stated: “The only affordable description is that it was [due to] external impact.”.
An examination by air travel specialists utilizing information from the airplane’s “black boxes” has yet to offer its conclusions.
The head of Russia’s Federal Aviation Agency stated it was early to guess on the reason for the crash.
“This sort of talk is … not based upon any appropriate realities,” Aleksandr Neradko stated on Russian TELEVISION.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi likewise stated in an interview with the BBC that it was prematurely to state exactly what had actually triggered the crash.
He called a claim from jihadis allied to the so-called Islamic State (IS) group that they had actually lowered the airplane “propaganda”.
“This is one method to harm the stability and security of Egypt and the image of Egypt,” he stated.
Media captionPresident Sisi stated the location of Sinai worried was “under our complete control”.
James Clapper, the United States director of nationwide intelligence, stated there was no “direct proof of any terrorist participation yet” including: “It’s not likely, however I would not rule it out.”.
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– KGL9268 crash: How it unfolded.
– Russian media brood over reason for air crash.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has actually explained the crash as an “massive misfortune” and revealed his acknowledgements to the households of the victims.
“Without any doubt, everything needs to be done to develop an unbiased image of occasions so that we understand exactly what took place and can respond appropriately,” he stated.
At a press conference in Moscow, the deputy director of the airline company, which was later on relabelled Metrojet, eliminated a technical fault and pilot mistake.
“The only [description] for the airplane to have actually been damaged in mid-air can be particular effect, simply mechanical, physical impact on the airplane,” Alexander Smirnov stated.
“There is no such mix of failures of systems which might have caused the aircraft breaking down in the air,” he included.
Another airline company authorities acknowledged that there had actually been previous damage to the airplane’s tail in 2001 throughout take-off.
He stated that the damage had actually been fixed, and was not believed to be an aspect in the crash.
The widow of the aircraft’s co-pilot informed Russian TELEVISION her hubby had actually grumbled about the airplane’s technical condition.
Media captionSarah Rainsford reports from a morgue in St Petersburg where bodies are being determined.
The Airbus 321 lost speed and began coming down quickly, and the team made no effort to obtain in contact and report about the scenario on board, Mr Smirnov included.
The bodies of 144 of those eliminated in the crash have actually been flown back to the Russian city of St Petersburg, where the airplane had actually been headed from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Russian Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov stated that searches in a 20-sq-km (7.7-sq-Mile) location around the crash website had actually ended which a 30-sq-km location was now being browsed.
Mr Puchkov stated searches would not end up until all the bodies have actually been recuperated, AP reports.
The airplane was bring 217 travelers, consisting of 25 kids, and 7 team members – primarily Russians.
Timeline: the course of air travel KGL9268.
05:58 Egyptian time (03:58 GMT): Flight leaves Sharm el-Sheikh, a statement from the Egyptian cabinet states.
06:14 Egyptian time (04:14 GMT): Plane fails to make scheduled contact with air traffic control service based in Larnaca, Cyprus, according to Sergei Izdolsky, an authorities with Russia’s air transportation company.
06:17 Egyptian time, approx (04:17 GMT): Plane boils down over the Sinai peninsula, according to Airbus.
11:12 Egyptian time (09:12 GMT): Flight had actually been because of land in St Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport.
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