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Russian Airline Crash Egyptian prosecutor general allows Russia to participate in plane crash investigation

The North Sinai prosecution office have summoned air and ground traffic control officials for questioning over the incident.

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Egypt's prosecutor general has agreed to allow a Russian government agency to participate in investigating what caused a Russian passenger plane to crash in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday, state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram's website said.

The North Sinai prosecution office summoned air and ground traffic control officials for questioning over the incident, and ordered a technical team from the Civil Aviation Ministry to analyse the contents of the plane's black box, the newspaper added.

Meanwhile, none of 224 passengers and crew on board a Russian passenger plane survived, medical and security sources said.

Search and rescue team members are still gathering the remains of victims, the sources said.

The Airbus A-321, operated by Russian airline, Kogalymavia with registration number KGL-9268, was flying from the Sinai coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia when it went down in a desolate mountainous area of central Sinai soon after daybreak.

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