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Egypt's civil aviation authority says an Egypt Air plane has been hijacked while flying from the city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo

AP 29 March 2016

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- An EgyptAir plane was hijacked on Tuesday while flying from the Egyptian Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo, and later landed in Cyprus where some of the women and children were allowed to get off the aircraft, according to Egyptian and Cypriot officials.


The Airbus flight number MS181 had 81 passengers on board and was flying on a regular route when the hijacking took place, the Egyptians said. It was not immediately clear if one or more hijackers were involved.

Details were sketchy and the motives and identities of the hijacker or hjackers were also not known.


Shortly after, the plane landed at the airport in the Cypriot coastal city of Larnaca, Cypriot officials said, adding that there were suspicions of a bomb on board.


The official later said the hijackers later allowed an unspecified number of women and children to go free and some were disembarking.


A second Cypriot official said there "seems like there's more than one hijacker." He said there have been no demands made so far other than that police vehicles move away from the aircraft.


All the officials in Egypt and Cyprus spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.


The hijacking, however, will most likely bring to the fore again the question of security at Egyptian airports, five months after a Russian aircraft crashed over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula minutes after it took off from Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. All 224 people on board were killed in the crash. Russia later said an explosive device brought down the aircraft and the extremist Islamic State group said it downed the plane.




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Passengers on the Egypt Air plane  included eight Britons and 10 Americans, three security sources at Alexandria airport said.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - EgyptAir said in a statement on Tuesday that only crew and four foreigners remained on a hijacked Egyptian plane that was forced to divert to Cyprus.

It had said in a previous statement that the number of foreigners remaining on the aircraft was five.

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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.

"It is not something which has to do with terrorism," Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades told reporters.

Asked if a woman was involved he said "There is always a woman involved."


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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.

"It is not something which has to do with terrorism," Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades told reporters.

Asked if a woman was involved he said "There is always a woman involved."


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