An EgyptAir flight was hijacked while flying from the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo and later landed in Larnaca in Cyprus on today, 29 March 2016. Recently Cyprus Foreign Minister declared that Hijackers are arrested.
Here check EgyptAir Hijack Live Updates:
5.31 pm: It’s over. The hijacker arrested, tweets Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
5.24 pm: Egypt Prime Minister said Egyptair hijacker was Egyptian, had asked to meet EU officials, go to other airports.
5.18 pm: Hijacker emerging from aircraft with hands held up, Cyprus Broadcasting reports
4.10 pm: Cairo airport has delayed the departure of a New York-bound airplane due to security fears related to a hijacked EgyptAir aircraft diverted to Cyprus, said two security officials. Earlier the Cyprus state broadcaster reported that the hijacker had demanded the release of female prisoners in Egypt, where the government is facing an Islamist militant insurgency based in the Sinai Peninsula.
3.30 pm: Cyprus state broadcaster reports hijacker asking for release of prisoners in Egypt, reports Reuters
3.00 pm: Egypt civil aviation minister says 7 people remain on plane with hijacker — 4 crew and 3 passengers
1:31 pm: Flight-tracking website official says EgyptAir plane showed no signs of distress
1:30 pm: Cyprus Broadcasting reports hijacker may have personal motives, has an ex-wife in Cyprus
1:15 pm: Egyptian hijacker is an Egyptian national, says Egyptian state news agency
1:05 pm: Cyprus official says 56 people on board the hijacked EgyptAir plane have been released and have left the aircraft
12: 50 pm: EgyptAir says negotiated release of all aboard hijacked plane except four foreigners and the crew- @EgyptAir
12:43 pm: Cyprus foreign ministry Secretary General says hijacker has indicated intention to free a certain no. of passengers
12:30 pm: The hijacker is thought to be strapped with explosives, Cyprus broadcaster CYBC said on Tuesday.
12:15 pm: 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.
12:08 pm: The statement from the Egyptian aviation authority says the MS181 is an Airbus and that it has 55 passengers on board and five crew members.
The hijacked flight of EgyptAir was landed in Larnaca city of Cyprus. The EgyptAir Flight had the foreigners on board included eight Americans, four Britons, four Dutch, two Belgians, a French national, an Italian, two Greeks and one Syrian. Three other foreigners could not be identified.
This Hijack controversy points a finger about security at Egyptian Airports.
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