The Egyptian statement issued by Egypt's lead investigator Ayman Al-Muqaddam directly contradicts Moscow's earlier assertion that a bomb was on the plane; the preliminary report by the Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday said the investigation is still ongoing so according to officials the position may still change.
Monarch airlines also confirmed today (Monday Dec 14) they have extended their own flight ban to Sharm el sheikh, Egypt until January 24th 2016. The airline will then review the position.
Cairo, December 14, 2015
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