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Airbus says aircraft that crashed in Egypt was A321-200
October 31, 2015 / 1:05 PM / 2 years ago

Airbus says aircraft that crashed in Egypt was A321-200

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus confirmed on Saturday that an A321-200 aircraft operated by Metrojet crashed in the Sinai peninsula on Saturday, and the company was ready to provide full support in the investigation.

A man reacts next to Russian Emergencies Ministry members at Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev

The aircraft was 18 years old and had been operated by Metrojet since 2012, Airbus said in a statement. The aircraft had accumulated around 56,000 flight hours in nearly 21,000 flights. It was powered by IAE-V2500 engines.

Airbus said it was ready to provide full technical assistance to the French Investigation Agency and the authorities in charge of the investigation.

Reporting by Maya Nikolaeva; editing by Susan Thomas

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