Correction: Britain-Egypt-Plane Incident story
LONDON (AP) — In an Aug. 8 story about a plane which made an emergency landing in Egypt, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the plane involved was an Airbus A380. It was an Airbus A300.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Egypt official: UK flight makes emergency landing
Egyptian official: British flight made emergency landing at resort area; no injuries
LONDON (AP) — A flight from Britain made an emergency landing at Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh airport after the plane experienced engine trouble, an Egyptian airport official said Thursday. A spokesman for U.K.-based Monarch Airlines said no one was hurt and that the passengers exited the plane normally.
Gad el-Karim Nasr, the head of the Egyptian airports company, told journalists the pilot asked to land at Sharm el-Sheikh 15 minutes early after an issue with one of the plane’s engines. Reached earlier Thursday, Monarch Airlines spokesman Russell Ison disputed the idea that the plane had been forced to make an emergency landing, instead referring to it as a “precautionary landing” prompted by a warning light in the cabin.
He later acknowledged that the plane had made an emergency landing.
Ison said the plane was an Airbus A300 with 350 passengers aboard. He added that the plane was being examined.