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>> Egyptian aviation under the spotlight again as speculation mounts over the disappearance of Egypt Air MS804, although it's unclear exactly what has happened to it. Reuters aviation correspondent Jeffrey Dustin has been following the story. The pilot's in plane were in touch with Greek air traffic control before it exited Greece's airspace.
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But after it did, no one in Cairo, no one in Greece could actually reach the plane. According to the Greek Defense Minister, the aircraft was at 37,000 feet. About 45 minutes before it's supposed to land it's a normal height. But then it plunged to 15 thousand feet and also around this time it swerved 90 degrees to the left, and then it swerved 360 degrees to the right.
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Just imagine how horrifying it would be as a pastor to be in a plane that does a complete full circle turn. You have no idea what's going on.>> The fate of a Russian Metrojet Airbus that crashed after taking off from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh last year is still disputed.
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Russian and Western governments believe a bomb brought the plane down. Egypt though denies that. And the two policeman and a mechanic working at the airport were later arrested. Then in March an Egypt Air plane heading to Cairo was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus. All passengers and crew were unhurt but it raised serious questions about security after the hijacker took a fake explosive belt on board.
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We may not know what happened to flight MS804, but we do know that a forensic examination of staff and passenger movements at the airport is already underway.