Victim in Egyptian plane crash case sues insurer for compensation payment delay
MOSCOW, July 15 (RAPSI) – The Basmanny District Court in Moscow will consider the first lawsuit filed by a victim in the case over Airbus A321 plane crash in Egypt seeking full payment of compensation from an insurance company, RIA Novosti reported on Friday citing lawyer Igor Trunov.
The claim was lodged by a woman whose daughter died in the plane crash against VTB-Strahovanie, the agency quoted Trunov as having said. The woman claims that the company does not pay her insurance indemnity.
Under the insurance agreement, the compensation sum should reach $100,000, according to the lawyer.
The court will hear the lawsuit on July 29.
The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on October 31 leaving 224 people dead. 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.