07:51 GMT17 June 2021
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    On Wednesday, the UK government concluded that the Russian A321 passenger plane, en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, might have crashed on October 31 due to a bomb explosion, and suspended all flights to and from the Egyptian city until additional security measures were taken.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — France has halted all direct flights to and from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh amid last week's plane crash, the French presidential administration said in a statement Thursday.

    "The consequences of the Russian plane crash in the Sinai desert on October 31 have been assessed. All measures to ensure the safety of the French people are being taken. From now on, there are no direct flights between Sharm el-Sheikh and France," the statement reads.

    On October 31, an Airbus A321 operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. All 224 people on board were killed in what has become the largest civil aviation disaster in Russian and Soviet history.

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    Plane crash, security, flights, Airbus A321, Egypt, Sharm el-Sheikh, France
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