: Hijacked Egyptian domestic plane lands safely in Cyprus
Crime11:40 Mar. 29, 2016

Hijacked Egyptian domestic plane lands safely in Cyprus

Passenger forced the pilots to change the route threatening with explosive belt

An Egyptian hijacked plane has safely landed in Cyprus.

According to Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry, the jet was heading from Alexandria to Cairo.

Officials claim one of the passengers had some type of explosives on him. The suspect forced the pilots to divert the plane. The aircraft made an emergency landing in Larnaca, Cyprus.

EgyptAir said the Airbus A320 was carrying 81 passengers, among them were British, Dutch, American and Egyptian nationals. After the emergency landing only the aviation staff remained, while most of passengers were seen disembarking the plane.

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