A hoax bomb threat delayed a flight of Israeli flag carrier El Al for two hours at Cairo airport, airport sources said on Wednesday.
Police searched the plane, carrying 21 passengers headed for Tel Aviv, after airport authorities received the call just minutes before takeoff late on Tuesday, the sources said, according to Reuters. The flight left after security checks showed the call was a hoax.
Cairo airport deals with up to a dozen bomb hoaxes a year, airport sources said, but they rarely concern Israel's state-owned carrier, which has very tight security measures. (Albawaba.com)
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