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Russia Metrojet Crash: Experts Link Cause To External Influence


Despite that the outcome of investigations by the aviation experts, on Metrojet aircraft crash is still being awaited, the Russian airline Kogalymavia has linked the incident, which killed 224 people to “external influence”.

The aviation official pointed out that the investigator using data from the aircraft’s “black boxes” was yet to give his conclusions; still, the crash was due to external influence.
Similarly, the head of Russia’s Federal Aviation Agency declared that it was premature to speculate the cause of the crash for now. Aleksandr Neradko said: “this kind of talk is… not based on any proper facts”.

Also, there has been warning against speculations with respect to the possible causes of the crash.
The Deputy Director of the airline, which was later rebranded Metrojet, Alexander Smirnov at a news conference in Moscow, ruled out technical fault and Pilots’ error as the likely cause of the crash.
He related: “The only (explanation) for the plane to have been destroyed in mid-air can be specific impact, purely mechanical, physical influence on the aircraft
“There is no such combination of failures of systems which could have led to the plane disintegrating in the air

In the meantime, Russian President, Vladimir Putin has described the crash as an “enormous tragedy” and sent his condolences to the families of the victims.
Putin however directed, “without any doubt, everything must be done to create an objective picture of events so that we know what happened and can react accordingly”.
Barely 24 hours after the disaster, Russia declared a one day of National mourning as a mark of honour and respect to the victims of the crash.

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