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Egyptian aviation under the spotlight again

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>> Egyptian aviation under the spotlight again, as speculation mounts over the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS 804, although it's unclear exactly what's happened to it. The fate of a Russian Metrojet Airbus, that crashed after taking off from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheik last year is still disputed. Russian and western governments believe a bomb brought the plane down.
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Islamic state, so they smuggled it on-board. Egypt, though, denies that and the two policemen and the mechanic working at the airport were later arrested. In March, an EgyptAir plane heading to Cairo was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus. All passengers and crew were unhurt, raising serious questions about security after the hijack that took a fake explosive belt on board.
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Much of the focus of missing flight MS 804 is on the destination, but Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris where the plane took off is part of this story. France is still under a state of emergency after Islamist militants killed 130 people in Paris last November. We may not know what happened to flight MS 804, but we do know a forensic examination of staff and passenger movements at the airport is likely already under way