Russian PM instructs to create state commission on Airbus A321 crash in Egypt
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has instructed to create a state commission in order to investigate the circumstances of the Egyptian Airbus A321 crash, RIA Novosti Russian news agency reported with reference to the press service of the cabinet of ministers.
The commission will be headed by minister of transport Maxim Sokolov, who is leaving for Cairo, according to the news agency.
"Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has instructed to create a state commission in order to investigate all the circumstances of the Kolavia Airbus A321 crash," the press service of the government said. "The commission, which will include representatives of all key departments, will be headed by minister of transport Maxim Sokolov."
The press service said that the head of the government instructed the head of the commission to urgently leave for to Cairo in order to arrange all the necessary work. "At the same time, the Russian minister of emergency situations Vladimir Puchkov has been instructed to join this work," said the press service.
Kolavia Flight 7K9268, an Airbus A321, went off radar 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport. The crash site was discovered hours later in a desolate mountainous area of central Sinai, Egypt's aviation ministry reported.
All passengers and crewmembers are presumed to have been killed in the crash, Egyptian sources said.