The Rosaviation has begun to form a plan to suspend flights to Egypt


MOSCOW, November 6. The Rosaviation has begun forming a plan for the implementation of the proposal to suspend flights to Egypt Russian airlines, said the head of Department Alexander Neradko .

“This statement (about the necessity of the ban) is the head of the Federal security service of the Russian Federation, which is competent on the merits of this statement. This statement was only recently issued, only that it has arrived in Rosaviation, and we have now begun to plan the implementation of this proposal”, – he said.

Earlier on November 6, President Vladimir Putin accepted the recommendations of the NAC to suspend flights to Egypt to ascertain the causes of the crash of the Airbus A321, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. Putin also instructed to provide assistance to Russian citizens in return from Egypt. According to Peskov, the Director of FSB Alexander Bortnikov at the meeting of the NAC reported to the President those recommendations. “The head of state agreed with these recommendations,” said Sands.

Disaster in Egypt

The A321 aircraft to the Russian airline “Kogalymavia” carrying out flight 9268 Sharm El-Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed on 31 October after about half an hour after departure, 100 km South from the administrative centre of province Northern Sinai city of El Arish, near the settlement of El Hasna. In total the plane was 217 passengers and seven crew members, none survived.