EgyptAir hijack: Most passengers freed at Larnaca airport

Most of the passengers on board a hijacked Egyptian airliner that was forced to divert to Cyprus have been freed, the airline says.


BBC online

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EgyptAir said negotiations had resulted in the release of all those on board Flight MS181 apart from the crew and four foreign passengers.

Video from Larnaca airport has shown people leaving the plane and boarding a bus.

It was taken over after a passenger said he was wearing an explosives belt.

Flight MS181 was carrying 81 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo.

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.

Larnaca airport, on the south coast of Cyprus, has been closed and scheduled flights diverted elsewhere.

“The pilot said that a passenger told him he had an explosives vest and forced the plane to land in Larnaca,” the Egyptian civil aviation ministry said in a statement.

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4 Responses to EgyptAir hijack: Most passengers freed at Larnaca airport

  1. Nyakuvengwa March 29, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    Cant those stupid terrorists come and blow Statehouse here, rather than terrorising inocent people

  2. Tendai Chaminuka March 29, 2016 at 11:47 am #

    @ Nyakuvengwa hey your wish.Will it end there

  3. prurisejun March 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

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  4. prurisejun March 29, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

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    —–> w­w­w.A­l­p­h­a-C­a­r­e­e­r­s.c­o­m

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