Fuel quality and crew’s health both ruled satisfactory in Russian plane crash probe

Published November 1st, 2015 - 11:04 GMT

A recent update regarding a probe into the deadly Russian plane crash over Egypt's Sinai desert has revealed that the fuel used on the flight met all standardized requirements, Reuters reports.

Russian Volga region transport prosecutors said on Sunday that the fuel used met all necessary requirements for flight.

Additionally, the aircraft crew had all undergone medical tests prior to the deadly flight, and no health problems were detected, Interfax news agency reported, citing prosecutors.

"The crew underwent a medical examination before flying to Sharm el-Sheikh, and they were declared fit to fly," said Maiya Ivanova from the Volga region transport prosecutors' office. 

224 people were killed on Saturday when a Russian passenger jet crashed in Egypt's Sinai desert. 

Sources say the aircraft was an Airbus A-321 jet, had 217 passengers and seven crew members on board, and was operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia.

Russian delegation arrived in Egypt on Sunday to launch extensive probe into the incident to try and determine the cause of crash. Upon arrival, Russian officials immediately requested that the crash site remain restricted.

Daesh has since claimed to have shot down the passenger aircraft, but Egypt's prosecution denies these claims. 


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