Sands: London has ceded certain accident data on the A321


SOCHI, November 9. Britain gave Russia some data on the crash of the Russian aircraft A321 over Sinai, told journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

“You can confirm that, indeed, certain data were transmitted to the British side,” he said. The representative of the Kremlin did not elaborate on what the information is about, explaining that he has no such information. For the same reason he didn’t answer the question, did these data on the decision of the Russian side to suspend air links with Egypt. According to Peskov, the confirmation of those or other versions – “it is a matter of investigation”.

“Of course, we look forward to working with all countries that can assist in the investigation of this tragedy”, – said the press Secretary of the President.

On Monday that Russia gave intelligence on the disaster A321.

London previously with reference to available intelligence indicated the existence of a “significant probability” that the cause of the fall on October 31 passenger aircraft company “Kogalymavia” carrying out flight on a route Sharm El Sheikh to St Petersburg, there was an explosion on Board.

November 6, the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists that London until now has not provided Moscow with intelligence on which to base a supposition of a bomb placed aboard an A321.

“No, not shared,’ he said, answering the question, whether shared UK data its intelligence. – We don’t know what kind of data operated on by our British colleagues”.

The tragedy in Egypt

The A321 aircraft to the Russian airline “Kogalymavia” carrying out flight Sharm El-Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed on 31 October after about half an hour after departure. The wreckage was found about 100 km to the 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. Most of the dead were Russians. On Board were also four Ukrainian citizens and one Belarusian.

The investigation of the crash of the Russian plane in Egypt. Chronicle of events