Russian delegation inspects security, safety of Hurghada Airport
Sharm El-sheikh International Airport - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A Russian delegation of five experts inspected security and safety measures that have been applied in Egyptian Hurghada International Airport following crash of Russian plane in Central Sinai late October, Youm7 reported Sadek al-Shouri, the airport manager Monday.

The experts are from Russian Ministry of Transport to check measures taken for the passengers’ safety and baggage, said Shouri, adding that the delegation will also hold a meeting with Egyptian officials at the airport .

Russia suspended its air traffic to Egyptian airports one week after the Oct. 31 crash of an A321 plane belonging to Russia’s air company Kogalymavia over the Sinai Peninsula; all 224 passengers onboard were killed. Islamic State group later announced its responsibility for the crash.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has stated that the plane was brought down by a terror attack. Egypt’s Public Prosecutor Ahmed Sadeq said on Thursday he had referred the case of the Russian airplane to State Security prosecutors to look into suspicions that criminal activity had brought it down.




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