Saturday, January 03, 2004

All 148 Aboard Killed in Egypt Jet Crash

By SALAH NASRAWI, Associated Press Writer

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - A charter jet carrying 148 people - mostly French tourists - crashed Saturday into the Red Sea shortly after taking off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheik, killing everyone on board, officials said.

Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said the crash was apparently caused by a mechanical problem and not terrorism. But it occurred as the British prime minister was visiting the resort and amid a week of heightened concerns about terrorism that have led to canceled flights around the world . . .

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