According to reports, a Thomson flight carrying 189 passengers dodge a rocket as it approached Sharm El Sheikh.
The London Stansted flight was said to have come “within 1,000ft” of the deadly missile and only avoided it after the pilot took evasive action.
The Department for Transport has confirmed the incident involving the British jet which happened on August 23.
A source said:
- “The first officer was in charge at the time but the pilot was in the cockpit and saw the rocket coming towards the plane.
“He ordered that the flight turn to the left to avoid the rocket, which was about 1,000ft away,”.
It is thought the five members of cabin crew only found out about the incident after landing and were offered the chance to stay the night in Egypt.
The source added that the missile that nearly struck the Thomson jet was also spotted by another of the carrier’s planes as it approached Sharm El Sheikh.
It is reported they were told the rocket was from an Egyptian military exercise.
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