Published on Nov 2, 2015
Putin expressed his condolences to the families of the 224 victims and called on investigators to build an objective picture of what happened. This, as forensic investigations have begun on bodies brought from the crashed plane which was en route to Russia from Egypt. Relatives of the victims are called to identify the remains. Meanwhile, the deputy general director of Metrojet airline which operated the flight has ruled out a technical fault of the plane or a pilot error as the cause of the crash. The official cited an external impact as the only reasonable explanation for the crash.