MOSCOW, November 5. The Ministry of transport was asked to report on measures of safety taken within the last two years – since the crash of Boeing 737 in Kazan, which killed 50 people. With a corresponding request addressed to the Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov, the Chairman of state Duma Committee on transport Alexander Starovoitov, the newspaper “Izvestia”.
The reason for the appeal was the incident on 31 October, the crash of Russian airplane A321 in Egypt, which killed 224 people.
Starovoytov in his address notes that the Federal air transport Agency has repeatedly sent to the Ministry of transport proposals for improving the system of safety of flights in Russia.
“In connection with the crash of the aircraft of the airline “Kogalymavia” and in General complicated situation with the state aircraft fleet in Russia it is necessary to revisit the issues raised,” he writes.
In particular, after the disaster in Kazan on 17 November 2013, when a passenger plane Boeing 737, operated since 1990, crashed while attempting to land, the Federal air transport Agency recommended that the Ministry of transport to prohibit the importation for use in Russian aircraft older than 15 years, said the newspaper.
Furthermore, the Complainant recalls that in 2011 the Russian President raised the issue about the consolidation of airlines, and requests “to inform what work is carried out by the Ministry of transport on this assignment”.
The wreck of the Russian plane in Egypt
The A321 aircraft to the Russian airline “Kogalymavia” carrying out flight 9268 Sharm El-Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed near the Egyptian locality of El Hasna. Killed all aboard people: 217 passengers and seven crew members. Most of the passengers were Russians. Also on Board were four citizens of Ukraine and one – Belarus.
The investigation of the crash of the Russian plane in Egypt. Chronicle of events