CAIRO: The head of the Sharm el-Sheik airport will be replaced due to a planned retirement, not in response to the recent Russian plane crash, Aviation Ministry sources told Youm7 Thursday.
An international team of experts is currently reviewing the scene of the crash in Sinai, which killed all 224 passengers and crew on board Saturday morning after departing the Sharm airport.
Initial statements by the Islamic State group claiming responsibility for the crash were rejected by Cairo, which stated the plane was flying too high for it to have been targeted by a missile.
Reuters reported Thursday that security sources from various countries have hinted at the possibility of a bomb having been placed aboard.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday that there was a “possibility” that Islamic State group militants had been involved with the crash of the plane.