Two dead in light aircraft crash in Egypt


Two Pilots aboard a light aircraft has been killed when the aircraft  crashed on landing at Egypt’s Gouna Airport on the Red Sea coast on Thursday.

This was made known by the country’s civil aviation ministry.

According to the ministry’s spokesperson, Bassem Abdel Karim, the two-seater private tour plane, registered to Airman Sky Sports, was on a test flight when it crashed.

Egypt’s prosecutor general and the civil aviation ministry have both launched investigations to assess the cause of the crash.

In November 2015, a Russian airliner was bombed by the Islamic State jihadist group, killing all 224 people on board.

Also, in May 2016, an EgyptAir flight carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean.

Egypt has had a checkered aviation history in recent years.

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