CAIRO: Two French crash experts have joined the Egyptian committee investigating the case of the fallen Russian plane in Sinai, Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal said Sunday.
They are accompanied by six technical advisors from France-based Airbus, whose jet fell in Sinai Saturday, and will be joined Sunday evening by two other German investigators.
In addition to the Egyptian and Russian investigators, experts from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board will join the investigation because the plane was European and its engines were American.
Meanwhile in Sharm el-Sheikh, from which the plane took off, arrivals and departures continue without cancellations, Youm7 reported.
Lufthansa and French Air France-KLM have announced Sunday they would avoid flying over the Sinai Peninsula until the reason behind the fall of the plane is made clear.
Twitter accounts that purport are affiliated with Sinai Province, Egypt’s affiliate of the Islamic State, have claimed the group downed the plane, but Egyptian and Russian officials said the information was “not accurate.”