Two months ago, a British jet dodged a rocket while landing at Sharm

On Aug. 23, a British Thomson flight carrying 189 passengers had to dodge a rocket as it approached Sharm el Sheikh. The rocket came with “1,000 feet of the missile before the pilot took evasive action and landed safely. The event was reported to the UK Department of Aviation which, after "a full investigation in conjunction with other UK experts," concluded there was “no cause for concern and it was safe to continue flying to the Egyptian Red Sea resort.” The event occurred two months before the Russian airliner was downed over Sinai. A government spokesman sad it was concluded at the time that it was not a targeted attack but likely connected to routine Egyptian military exercises in the area.

 

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