British Plane Was Nearly Hit in Missile Incident at Sharm al-Sheikh in August: Officials

November 8, 2015 2:39 AM

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British Plane Was Nearly Hit in Missile Incident at Sharm al-Sheikh in August: Officials

A passenger jet carrying vacationers came close to being hit by a rocket as it prepared to land at Egypt's Sharm al-Sheikh in August, but the U.K. government said it concluded the incident was not a deliberate attack.

Britain confirmed the incident had occurred, but played down its significance as investigators try to pin down the cause of a Russian passenger plane crash over Egypt's Sinai. Western officials believe it was possibly brought down by a bomb after taking off from Sharm al-Sheikh on Oct. 31.

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