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Egyptair passenger plane hijacked, forced to Cyprus

By on March 29, 2016

An Egyptair domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and landed in Cyprus.
Egyptian officials and Cyprus state radio said.

The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation reported that 55 passengers were on board and a crew of seven.

The plane was an Airbus 320.

Most of the passengers on board a hijacked Egyptian airliner Flight MS181 that was forced to divert to Cyprus have been freed, apart from the crew and four foreign passengers. The airline says.
It was taken over after a passenger said he was wearing an explosives belt.
Latest reports from Cypriot media suggest there is just one hijacker who was motivated by “personal reasons” and may be seeking asylum – although this has not been confirmed.

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