21 February 2018

Egyptian airliner with 81 onboard hijacked

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An Egyptian passenger plane has made an emergency landing on Cyprus after reportedly being hijacked.

EgyptAir MS181 was en-route from Alexandria to Cairo when it requested permission to make an emergency landing at Larnaca Airport on Cyprus.

At least one man on the plane is believed to have been armed, and a bomb is said to have been onboard.

Cypriot state media reported that the flight, carrying 82 passengers and a crew of 7, had been hijacked.

The hijacking occurred in Cyprus's flight information region and the airliner was diverted to Larnaca.

2016.03.29 / 10:26
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