moscow - The Russian aviation authorities have shut down according to Interfax news agency Sunday flights of the charter company Kogalimavia with aircraft of the type Airbus A321. Such a device is Saturday crashed in northeastern Egypt. All 224 passengers lost their lives.
It is not clear what caused the crash. The Airbus A321 in 1997 made almost 21 000 flights. The Russian plane suddenly dropped straight down and would have sent no distress signal.
The unit would have had technical problems and came down in a part of the Sinai where jihadists are active for years. Lufthansa, Air France-KLM and Emirates have indicated to avoid Sinai clarified to the crash.
The Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, with a team of researchers arrived in Cairo.