Egypt Independent

EgyptAir plane returns to Oman 26 minutes after take-off



An EgyptAir plane on its way from Oman to Egypt returned to Oman 26 minutes after it took off because a passenger assaulted the crew and attempted to enter the pilot’s cabin, navigation sources said.

The sources added that two Egyptian passengers who work with the General Egyptian Book Organization were angry for undisclosed reasons. The pilot decided to return the plane to Oman for fear that the situation would escalate.

Legal measures were taken by Omani authorities upon the plane’s arrival.

Sources with the General Egyptian Book Organization denied that the two passengers were employed with the organization saying they are employees with the Egyptian National Library and Archives.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm