Moscow-Bound Egypt Air Flight Returns to Cairo After Declaring Mid-Air Emergency
10:11 GMT 27.10.2021 (Updated: 11:25 GMT 27.10.2021)
© AP Photo / Thomas RannerEgyptAir Airbus A320 (File)
© AP Photo / Thomas Ranner
Scheduled to land in Moscow at 16:23 local time, the plane initially left the Cairo Aiport at 11:14 local time.
A passenger flight heading from the Egyptian capital Cairo to Moscow returned back to the airport on Wednesday due to an anonymous threatening letter found on board, Egypt Air said in a statement as cited by the Al Ahram news agency.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that the passenger plane had declared a mid-air emergency after takeoff and returned to the airport. The plane returned after spending some 30 minutes in the air.
Shortly after the reports emerged, Egypt Air confirmed that the plane had safely landed in Cairo.
A spokesperson for Egypt Air told Sputnik that the company is aware of the incident, and the reasons for the plane's return are currently being investigated.