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Cargo plane forced to make emergency landing in Egypt

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A cargo aircraft from Ukraine was forced to make an emergency landing in Egypt today after it suffered a technical malfunction, Al-Masdar reported.

None of the crew of six were injured as a result of  the sudden landing however they were all taken to a hospital near  the airfield in El Alamein for check-ups.

The Antonov An-26 is a twin-engine turboprop civilian and military transport aircraft, designed and produced in the Soviet Union from 1969 to 1986.

In April, Ukraine’s neighbour Russia resumed flights to Egypt after a two-year pause following the downing of a Russian tourist flight near Sharm El-Sheikh in 2015. All 224 people on board the flight were killed in the incident.

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