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Air carriers avoid flying over North Sinai — Flightradar

November 02, 2015, 15:33 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Aircraft select the route on the western border of the Sinai Peninsula region
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The site of Russian aircraft crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

The site of Russian aircraft crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

© Maxim Grigoryev/TASS

MOSCOW, November 2. /TASS/. International air carriers refrain from flying over the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, according to data of Flightradar aircraft tracking system on Monday.

Aircraft select the route on the western border of the Sinai Peninsula region, according to the tracking system data. No aircraft are visually present in the North Sinai zone.

A range of foreign air carriers announced earlier their refusal to use the North Sinai zone for their aircraft.

Russian Kogalymavia’s A321 plane en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg crashed on October 31 around 30 minutes after takeoff in North Sinai, 100 kilometers to the south of Al-Arish. Flight 9268 carried 217 passengers and seven crewmembers. Most passengers were Russian nationals. Among the people onboard were also four Ukrainian citizens and one Belarusian national.

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