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Egypt Declares Highest Level of Emergency at Airports Following Plane Crash

© AFP 2021 / KHALED DESOUKIEgyptAir employers arrive to in-Flight services hall at Cairo airport on May 19, 2016
EgyptAir employers arrive to in-Flight services hall at Cairo airport on May 19, 2016 - Sputnik International
Egypt's authorities on Thursday declared the highest level of emergency at the country's airports, local media reported citing a security source at the country's interior ministry.

This picture taken on May 19, 2016, shows an Egyptair Airbus A330 from Cairo taxiing at the Roissy-Charles De Gaulle airport near Paris after its landing a few hours after the MS804 Egyptair flight crashed into the Mediterranean - Sputnik International
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CAIRO (Sputnik) — According to the Shorouk media outlet, the highest level of emergency was declared to ensure the security of Egyptian airports and adjacent areas following the recent crash of an EgyptAir plane.

Earlier in the day, the EgyptAir flight MS804 disappeared from radar screens over the Mediterranean Sea, ten miles into Egyptian airspace. According to the airline, a total of 66 people were on board the airplane.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the wreckage of the plane had been found near Greece's Karpathos Island.

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