EgyptAir plane hijacked to Cyprus, most passengers freed




 
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EgyptAir plane hijacked to Cyprus, most passengers freed
 
March 29th, 2016  
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EgyptAir plane hijacked to Cyprus, most passengers freed
By Yiannis Kourtoglou LARNACA, Cyprus, March 29 (Reuters) - An Egyptian plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus by a man apparently distressed over a family matter. After the EgyptAir plane landed at Larnaca airport, the hijacker released all the people onboard except four foreign passengers and the crew following negotiations, EgyptAir said. Citing security sources, Cypriot state media said that the motives of the hijacker appeared personal and he had asked to contact his ex-wife, who lives in Cyprus.




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