Hijacked Egyptian airline with 81 onboard lands at Cyprus

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Cairo, Mar.29(ANI):An EgyptAir passenger aircraft en route from Alexandria to Cairo has been hijacked and has landed in Cyprus, according to sources in Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry.

Cyprus State Radio said that the Airbus A320 has more than 80 passengers on board. The hijacker has allegedly allowed women and children to leave the plane.

News agencies quoted 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.(ANI)

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