Western airlines warned to avoid Sharm el-Sheikh over missile threat

US, British and German aviation authorities Monday issued a directive to their airlines and air crews to avoid flying over the Sinai Peninsula below 26,000 feet and avoid Sharm el-Sheikh airport due to extremist violence. The warning specifically mentioned the use of "anti-aircraft weapons with the potential for reaching high altitudes."
These governments did not wait for the Egyptian and Russian investigations into the deadly Russian airliner crash Saturday over Sinai in which 224 people perished. They have drawn their own conclusions about the cause of the disaster as most probably an ISIS missile

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