Complaint over investigation into Egyptian plane crash dismissed
MOSCOW, March 30 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal filed by lawyer Igor Trunov representing relatives of Airbus A321 crash victims against the head of Russia’s Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, and investigators in the case, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
Trunov asked the court to recognize relatives as victims in the case over Kogalymavia crash in Egypt that killed 224 passengers aboard and stated that investigators do not respond their requests.
Nobody knows what’s going on with the case, under which articles it is being investigated and whether investigators have already returned from Egypt, the lawyer for the relatives of the victims, Igor Trunov, said earlier.
Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on Wednesday dismissed the complaint in January and Trunov applied to the higher court.
The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on October 31. The airliner was flying from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia.
The Federal Security Service (FSB) chief, Alexander Bortnikov earlier said that a terrorist attack was the cause of the plane crash.
A militant group linked to Islamic State said in a statement that it had brought down the plane in response to Russian airstrikes in Syria.