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Egyptian plane hijacked, forced to land in Cyrus

9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago March 29, 2016 Mar 29, 2016 Tuesday, March 29 2016 March 29, 2016 2:55 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hamza Hendawi and Menelaos Hadjicostis

CAIRO- Egypt's civil aviation authority says an EgyptAir plane has been hijacked while flying from the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo.
    
A Cypriot government official says the hijacked plane landed on Tuesday morning at the airport in Larnaka and that there are suspicions of a bomb on board.
    
A second Cypriot official says there "seems like there's more than one hijacker." He says there have been no demands other than that police vehicles move away from the aircraft.
    
Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity under regulations.
    
The statement from the Egyptian aviation authority says the MS181 is an Airbus and that it had about 60 passengers on board along with five crew members. As of 3 a.m. Tuesday, officials said four passengers and five crew members were still being held on board.

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