Tuesday, March 29, 2016

BREAKING NEWS!!! Egypt Air Plane Hijacked, Forced To Land In Cyprus

An EgyptAir plane is seen on the runway at Cairo Airport, Egypt in this September 5, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Files

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.

At least one man was thought to be armed. The hijacking

occurred in Cyprus's flight information region and the airliner

was diverted to Larnaca.



Egyptian civil aviation sources and police confirmed the hijacking and said one man was involved. The plane was an Airbus 320, they said.

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