A lawsuit has been filed to Egyptian court for Kogalymavia plane crash in Egypt



A lawsuit has been filed in Egyptian court against the insurance company Ingosstrakh for Kogalymavia plane crash in Egypt.

On October 31, 2015, in the central part of the Sinai Peninsula (Egypt), an explosion occurred on board an Airbus A321 airliner owned by Kogalymavia Airlines, which was operating charter flight 7K-9268 on the Sharm el-Sheikh-St. Petersburg route.

All passengers and crew members on board were killed.

DTK Partners lawyers, in collaboration with a leading American law firm, began representing the interests of relatives of the victims. A claim was filed in the Egyptian court regarding the obligations of the Kogalymavia airline and the Ingosstrakh insurance company.

Russian legislation and Russian judicial practice limit the ability of relatives of deceased passengers to receive proper compensation. Therefore, the decision to file a claim in the Egyptian court was due to the need to take the case outside the Russian jurisdiction and subordinate it to the jurisdiction of Egypt.

The Egyptian court will consider the case based on local law, which allows for more significant compensation to be recovered from the defendants.

Claims for each death were filed in an Egyptian court for a total amount of US$90 million. The court set a hearing for November 6, 2017.