Egypt Air flight hijacked and lands in Cyprus

Updated: 2016-03-29 14:35


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Egypt Air flight hijacked and lands in Cyprus

Hijackers forced an Egypt Air plane reportedly carrying 82 passengers to land in Larnaca Airport in Cyprus on Tuesday, according to Xinhua.

Egypt's civil aviation authority says the flight was flying from the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo. A Cypriot government official says the hijacked plane landed on Tuesday morning at the airport in Larnaka and that there are suspicions of a bomb on board.

A second Cypriot official says there "seems like there's more than one hijacker." He says there have been no demands other than that police vehicles move away from the aircraft.Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity under regulations.