Germany Sends Fighter Jets to Escort Passenger Plane Coming From Hurghada

© Photo : KareljPart of International airport in Hurghada, Egypt
Part of International airport in Hurghada, Egypt - Sputnik International
Germany sent two fighter jets in order to escort a passenger plane heading from the Egyptian resort city of Hurghada to Munster in western Germany, according to media reports.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two German fighter jets were sent on Saturday to escort a passenger plane heading from the Egyptian resort city of Hurghada to Munster in western Germany, local media reported.

The jets flew out after the loss of communication with the passenger plane, the Spiegel magazine reported.

A man walks in front of an ambulance arriving at El Salam Hospital after an Egyptian man stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four others at the beach of the Zahabia hotel, in Hurghada, south of the capital Cairo, Egypt, July 14, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The communication with the passenger jet was, however, restored before the fighters managed to reach it.

The exact causes of the loss of communication remain unknown with experts saying that the pilots may have set a wrong radio frequency.

On Friday, two German tourists were stabbed in Hurghada by an attacker, who was reportedly acting on the orders of the Daesh terror group, outlawed in Russia.

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