Egypt plane crash: Two dead at Gouna Airport near Red Sea

A file photo image of a Ural Airlines plane at Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh Airport. (File photo: AFP)

A light aircraft crashed on landing at Egypt's Gouna Airport on the Red Sea coast on Thursday killing the two pilots on board, the civil aviation ministry said.

The two-seater private tour plane, registered to Airman Sky Sports, was on a test flight when it crashed, civil aviation ministry spokesman Bassem Abdel Karim said.

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

Egypt has had a chequered aviation history in recent years.

In November 2015, a Russian airliner was bombed by ISIS, killing all 224 people on board.

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

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Last Update: Thursday, 06 August 2020 KSA 15:16 - GMT 12:16
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