A passenger plane from Hurghada to Germany accompanied by German fighters

© AP Photo / Mindaugas KulbisНемецкий fighter Eurofighter Typhoon during a training exercise of NATO air forces in the airspace of LithuaniaA passenger plane from Hurghada to Germany accompanied by German fighters© AP Photo / Mindaugas Kulbis

Two German fighter jet escorted a passenger plane from Egypt Hurghada on the way to Germany on Friday, writes the weekly Spiegel.

The Egyptian plane was heading to the city of münster in the Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. As the representative of information centre of service of aviation safety of Germany, communication with the aircraft for some time were lost, employees of the organization made the decision to pass information to the command center of the air force.

The representative of the Bundeswehr confirmed that the fighters were sent to the aircraft. However, as writes the edition, communication with the aircraft was restored before the battle overtook him.

On Friday, the 28-year-old man with a knife crept along the shore with areas of public beach to the beach of one of Hurghada hotels, where it attacked foreign tourists. As a result, two tourists from Germany were killed and another four citizens of Armenia, the Czech Republic and Russia — were injured. The two victims deep penetrating wounds, two women, including a Russian woman, suffered superficial injuries. The citizen of Russia on Saturday afternoon discharged from the hospital.

The assailant was arrested. The motives of the attack are not yet known, according to available information, the offender may suffer from mental illness. Also considered the version of act of terrorism and domestic conflict.


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