Tuesday, 29 March 2016

EgyptAir plane carrying 82 passengers hijacked,forced to land in Cyprus

An Egyptian passenger plane carrying 82 passengers and a crew of 7 has been hijacked by a man wearing a suicide vest. It was forced to make an emergency landing in Cyprus.  

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

The hijacker made no immediate demands and later allowed Egyptian passengers to disembark, Cypriot state television reported.In a statement issued in Arabic, EhyptAir said, “negotiations with hijacker resulted in the release of all the passengers except cabin crew and four foreigners.”