Egyptian plane crash case victim’s claim against insurer postponed again
MOSCOW, October 18 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of a lawsuit lodged by a victim in the case over Airbus A321 plane crash in Egypt against VTB-Strahovanie insurance company until November 17, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday.
The claim was lodged by a woman whose daughter died in the plane crash. She is seeking full payment of compensation from the insurer.
The hearing was put off because the court is waiting for certain documents. The court has not received a response from the Investigative Committee to request over investigation into the case.
Earlier, lawyer Igor Trunov said that the insurance company had refused to pay the compensation to the victim. The insurer’s representative in turn insists that the woman has not fulfilled an obligatory out-of-court procedure; in particular she “has not provided eligibility for payment of compensation, has not confirmed that she is a beneficiary heir or heir-by-will, has not submitted confirmation of damage and has not confirmed presence of luggage, its quantity or value.”
The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on October 31 leaving 224 people dead. The airliner was flying from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg in Russia.
The Federal Security Service (FSB) chief, Alexander Bortnikov earlier said that a terrorist attack was the cause of the plane crash.
A militant group linked to Islamic State said in a statement that it had brought down the plane in response to Russian airstrikes in Syria.