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UK Air Safety Specialists Arrive in Cairo to Examine Security Measures

© REUTERS / Amr Abdallah DalshEgyptair plane
Egyptair plane - Sputnik International
UK air security specialists arrived to Cairo International Airport in Egypt on Monday to supervise the security measures applied by EgyptAir to flights departing from Cairo to London, in the follow up to the crash of one of the company's planes, local media reported.

A pilot looks out of the cockpit during a search operation by Egyptian air and navy forces for the EgyptAir plane that disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea, in this still image taken from video May 20, 2016. - Sputnik International
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CAIRO (Sputnik) — The delegation consisting of two representatives are inspecting the measures taken by the local authorities and staff to ensure passenger safety in arrival and departure halls, as well as boarding inspections. In addition, the experts will examine the operations of the cargo terminal and procedures for transporting cargo on board aircraft departing for the British capital.

A EgyptAir Airbus A320 plane, carrying 66 people, disappeared from radar screens over the Mediterranean Sea, 10 miles into Egyptian airspace on May 19. The plane was headed from Paris to Cairo.

EgyptAir has said that the Egyptian Armed Forces have discovered the wreckage and personal items from flight MS804 some 180 miles off the coast of Alexandria.

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