Hijacked EgyptAir passenger plane lands in Cyprus

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SHAFAQNA – A hijacked EgyptAir airliner has landed at Larnaca airport in Cyprus, reports from the BBC read this Tuesday.

News agencies quote airline and Egyptian government sources as saying that the domestic flight 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.

Reports say the Airbus A320 has more than 80 passengers on board.

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