The BBC and AFP are reporting that both Air France and Lufthansa have stopped flying over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula while authorities investigate the crash of the Kogalymavia jet carrying 217 people that went down earlier in the day. Both airlines say it is a precaution until more is known.

The Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has taken responsibility, but Russian authorities say the claim is not valid.  Military experts have also spoken out that militants in the region do not have access to weapons that could hit an aircraft flying at 30,000 feet or higher. The jet was flying at that altitude when it lost contact.

More details here and here.

The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

0 comment
0

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

BoardingArea

Point Me Awake

  

A morning jolt of travel-infused news & deals straight to your inbox. 

 

Success! Check your email for a welcome onboard message