Putin: all versions of the A321 crash in Sinai are considered early to draw any conclusions

ANTALYA, November 16. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that all versions of the A321 crash in Sinai are discussed, and conclusions about the causes of the catastrophe should do after the completion of examinations.

“We know about all versions, all versions were considered, – he told journalists on the results of the G20 summit. – A final conclusion can be made after conducting and completing examinations”.

“If there was an explosion, then the hull liner on the things passengers must remain traces of explosives, is inevitable. And we have enough equipment and good specialists, great, world class in this industry that are able to detect these traces. Only then can we say about the causes of this tragedy”, – said the head of state.

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Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, about the investigation of the crash A321 (0:26)

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Meanwhile, Putin stressed that a plane crash over the Sinai – “this is a huge pain for all of us, for all Russian people, whatever the cause of the crash”. “A large number of victims. And it is a great tragedy for all of us,” again said the President.

Disaster A321 over the Sinai Peninsula, occurred on 31 October 2015, has become one of the largest in the history of world aviation. The A321 airliner companies “Kogalymavia” carried out a Charter flight from Sharm-El-Sheikh to St Petersburg. 23 minutes after departure the crew had lost radio communications and the aircraft disappeared from radar. Search teams found the wreckage of the plane near the town of Nekhel. All aboard 224 people, including 25 children, were killed.