Egyptian Airline Banned From France
France banned Egyptian carrier Luxor Air after the pilot of an MD-83 flew low and off course while on approach to the Nantes Airport last Sunday. The plane reportedly descended to about 660 feet over the city, below the level of some of the taller buildings, and was about a mile off course. The aircraft landed safely on its second attempt, and none of the 104 passengers or 10 crew members were hurt. The crew reportedly rushed to leave Nantes quickly afterwards. France's Civil Aviation Authority is investigating the incident. Luxor Air is a small, privately owned company.