Neither technical fault or human error caused a Russian passenger plane to crash Saturday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
That's according to the airline's deputy general director who told a news conference, "The plane was in excellent condition." (Video via NBC)
He said the crash had to have been caused by an external impact, but added he wasn't at liberty to disclose details of the ongoing investigation. (Video via ONtv)
Both countries have ordered investigations into the crash, and a criminal case has been opened against the airline.
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