Egyptair Announces Highjacking of Airliner in Cyprus

2016-03-29 15:46:28 | From:

Cypriot security authorities said on Tuesday women and children on the hijacked Egyptian plane were released.

An Egyptian passenger plane en route from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and landed at Larnaka airport on the south coast of Cyprus earlier in the day, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation and Cyprus state radio. The Egyptair plane carried about 80 people, among which a man was suspected to have carried a bomb, Cyprus state radio said.

Aviation Ministry source said 10 Americans, 8 British on board of hijacked Egyptian airplane.

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