Egyptair flight returned due to threat – prank

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Forced return to Cairo airport was forced by the flight MS 729 of the Egyptian airline EgyptAir, which would operate the Cairo – Moscow route, with an A220-300 aircraft, after a threatening letter about the placement of a bomb.

The aircraft had emitted distress signal and made a turn over the Mediterranean about half an hour after takeoff. According to the APE BPE, the boat returned to the airport of the capital of Egypt, 22 minutes after taking off.

After a security check of the aircraft, however, it turned out that it was prank, as announced by the national carrier of Egypt.

“After the landing of EgyptAir flight MS 729 with an A220-300 aircraft, it was confirmed that the threat not it was real after the review of the security procedures “, it is pointed out in the relevant announcement of the airline.

The flight took place again, but by another aircraft which departed earlier tonight, bound for Moscow Domodedovo Airport, with 93 passengers.

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