CAIRO: Egypt was not officially notified of the Kremlin’s statement that the Russian plane that crashed in Central Sinai last Month was downed by a handmade bomb planted onboard, an Egyptian official at Ministry of Aviation told Youm7 Tuesday.
Reuters reported a Kremlin statement Monday evening that the head of Russian FSB security service Alexander Vladimir told President Vladimir Putin that a hand-made explosive was found among the plane’s debris.
The agency also reported that the Egyptian authorities at Sharm el Sheikh Airport detained two airport employees, who may have been involved in planting the bomb.
The International Investigation committee, five state members tasked to probe into the crash, at Sham el-Sheikh Airport, is scheduled to issue Tuesday a response to the FSB’s statements.
On Oct. 31, Airbus A321 crashed in Central Sinai, killing all 224 persons aboard. The U.K. and U.S. have stated that the plane was probably downed by a terrorist act; however, both Egyptian and Russian authorities previously denied such remarks pending for final results of the investigation committee.