Egyptian plane crash case victim’s suit against insurer set for September 20
MOSCOW, August 22 (RAPSI, Yevgeniya Sokolova) – The Basmanny District Court of Moscow has postponed the hearing of a lawsuit filed a victim in the case over Airbus A321 plane crash in Egypt against VTB-Strahovanie insurance company until September 20, RAPSI reported from the courtroom on Monday.
The claim was lodged by a woman whose daughter died in the plane crash. She is seeking full payment of compensation from the insurer.
The hearing was adjourned because of the plaintiff’s motion to bring the dead woman’s daughter as a third party in the case.
Claims under the lawsuit are based on the subject matter of overall contract insurance contract concluded by the plaintiff with VTB-Strahovanie. According to the plaintiff’s lawyers, the claim’s amount reaches about $105,000.
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.