EgyptAir MS181 passenger plane hijacked

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An EgyptAir domestic flight traveling from Alexandria to Cairo has been hijacked, according to the airline's spokeswoman.

 

The hijackers asked for the flight to land in Cyprus, said the spokeswoman, who asked not to be identified in line with company policy.
The island's state broadcaster reported that the plane Airbus 320 landed at Larnaca airport less than an hour after takeoff.
It added that Larnaca airport has since been closed and scheduled flights diverted elsewhere.
"Our flight MS181 is officially hijacked", EgyptAir tweeted.

 

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