MOSCOW, September 20 (RAPSI) – 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 October 18, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.
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 the court is waiting for documents on inheritance 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.
Lawyer Igor Trunov said that the insurance company had refused to pay the compensation to the victim. The insurer’s representative in turn insists that the woman has not fulfilled an obligatory out-of-court procedure; in particular she “has not provided eligibility for payment of compensation, has not confirmed that she is a beneficiary heir or heir-by-will, has not submitted confirmation of damage and has not confirmed presence of luggage, its quantity or value.”
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.