CAIRO: A Russian investigation team arrived in Cairo late Thursday to resume a probe into the causes of a Russian passenger plane that crashed over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula at the end of October, Youm7 reported.
Sources from Cairo International Airport told Youm7 that the 18-expert team, which arrived via private plane, is scheduled to start investigations Friday. It comprises aviation experts from the Russian government and the company which manufactured the plane, the sources added.
The crash has killed all 224 people – mostly Russian – on board the Russian Kogalymavia flight heading from Sharm al Sheikh to Russia’s city of St. Petersburg Oct. 31.
On Wednesday, the Islamic State (IS) group has released a photo of a can of Schweppes and claimed it was the bomb used to bring down the plane.
On Tuesday, the Kremlin stated that a bomb had destroyed the plane.