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French experts leaving for Egypt to help clear out causes of Russian jet crash

October 31, 2015, 22:29 UTC+3 PARIS
The A321 jet belonging to Kogalymavia crashed in the mountains in the central part of the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday
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PARIS, October 31. /TASS/. French experts will be dispatched to Egypt to assist investigation of Saturday's crash over the central Sinai of a Russian Airbus A321 jet that belonged to Kogalymavia airline, the French bureau for investigations into accidents or incidents in civil aviation, BEA, said in a report.

It said the French team would include two of its experts and six technical specialists from the Airbus corporation, the manufacturer of the jet.

BEA said two experts from the German bureau for investigation of air accidents, the BFU, were expected to join the investigative efforts in Egypt.

The A321 jet belonging to Kogalymavia crashed in the mountains in the central part of the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday morning about 30 minutes after takeoff from Sharm al-Sheikh. The site of the crash is located some 100 km away from the city of Aris.

Egyptian authorities say all the 217 passengers and seven crewmembers died.

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