EgyptAir hijack: plane from Alexandria to Cairo lands in Cyprus | World news | The Guardian theguardian.com

An Egyptian passenger plane that took off from Alexandria asked permission to land at Larnaca airport in Cyprus amid suspicions of a hijack.

The pilot of the EgyptAir Airbus 320 asked permission to land at Larnaca airport claiming a hijack while the plane was over Cyprus.

The aircraft took off from the Alexandria airport around 8 am heading for Cairo with 81 people on board. The pilot requested permission to land at Larnaca airport, citing a hijacking which happened around 8:50.

A crisis team rushed to the airport to deal with the situation and the necessary consultations but the hijackers have not submitted any request so far.

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2016-03-30 10:00:51 by devarajn

EgyptAir hijack: plane from Alexandria to Cairo lands in Cyprus theguardian.com

Cyprus official says the flight has landed in Larnaca, with a suspected bomb on board

The plane was carrying 55 passengers, seven crew, an Egyptian airport official said. An EgyptAir domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and diverted it to Cyprus, where it landed at Larnaca airport on the south coast, Cypriot police said.

The plane was carrying 55 passengers, seven crew, an Egyptian airport official said. There were earlier reports of about 80 to 81 people on board.

The hijackers contacted the control tower at 8:30 am (0530 GMT) and the plane was given permission to land at 8:50 am, reported AFP.

According to AP, bomb is suspected on board. The hijackers made no immediate demands and a crisis team has been deployed to the airport. The plane was carrying 55 passengers seven crew an Egyptian airport official An EgyptAir domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and diverted it to Cyprus where it landed at Larnaca airport on the south coast Cypriot police The plane was carrying 55 passengers seven crew an Egyptian airport official There were earlier reports of about 80 to 81 people on The hijackers contacted the control tower at 830 am 0530 GMT and the plane was given permission to land at 850 am reported According to AP bomb is suspected on The hijackers made no immediate demands and a crisis team has been deployed to the The plane was carrying 55 passengers seven crew an Egyptian airport official An EgyptAir domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and diverted it to Cyprus where it landed at Larnaca airport on the south coast Cypriot police The plane was carrying 55 passengers seven crew an Egyptian airport official There were earlier reports of about 80 to 81 people on The hijackers contacted the control tower at 830 am 0530 GMT and the plane was given permission to land at 850 am reported According to AP bomb is suspected on The hijackers made no immediate demands and a crisis team has been deployed to the The plane was carrying 55 passengers seven crew an Egyptian airport official An EgyptAir domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and diverted it to Cyprus where it landed at Larnaca airport on the south coast Cypriot police The plane was carrying 55 passengers seven crew an Egyptian airport official There were earlier reports of about 80 to 81 people on The hijackers contacted the control tower at 830 am 0530 GMT and the plane was given permission to land at 850 am reported According to AP bomb is suspected on The hijackers made no immediate demands and a crisis team has been deployed to the

2016-03-30 10:00:46 by devarajn
EgyptAir Hijack: 4 crew members and 3 passengers onboard with Hijacker, most passengers freed

EgyptAir Hijack: 4 crew members and 3 passengers onboard with Hijacker, most passengers freed firstpost.com

Larnaca, Cyprus: An Egyptian man hijacked an EgyptAir plane Tuesday and forced it to land on the island of Cyprus, where most passengers were eventually freed, though four crew members and three passengers remained on board

2016-03-29 17:56:15 by Harini
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