US to boost aviation security in wake of Egypt crash

All 224 passengers and crew were killed when the jet crashed in the Sinai

Andrew Buncombe
New York
Friday 06 November 2015 19:25
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Russian Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov (4-L) and unidentified officials near a piece of wreckage of Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 at the site of the crash in Sinai, Egypt
Russian Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov (4-L) and unidentified officials near a piece of wreckage of Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 at the site of the crash in Sinai, Egypt

The United States will boost security for U.S.-bound flights as a precaution following the recent Russian passenger jet crash in Egypt, including tighter screening of items before they are brought on board aircraft, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said.

According to Reuters, Mr Johnson said in a statement that he and the head of the Transportation Security Administrator, "out of an abundance of caution, have identified a series of interim, precautionary enhancements to aviation security with respect to commercial flights bound for the United States from certain foreign airports in the region."

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