BREAKING: Armed man hijacks passenger plane

Posted by News Express | 29 March 2016 | 2,664 times

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An EgyptAir plane has been hijacked and landed at Larnaca airport in Cyprus, according to news reports quoting officials and aviation authorities.

Airline and Egyptian government sources are quoted as saying that the domestic flight, an Airbus A320, travelling from Alexandria to Cairo was taken over by at least one armed hijacker.

They asked for the flight to land in Cyprus, an EgyptAir spokeswoman is quoted as saying.

The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation reports that 55 people are on board.

There were earlier reports of more than 80 people on board.

Source: News Express

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