Egyptair aircraft hijacked, lands in Cyprus: Cyprus radio

Egyptair aircraft hijacked, lands in Cyprus: Cyprus radio
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ATHENS - An Egyptair domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and landed in Cyprus, state radio said.

The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation reported that 55 people were on board, with a crew of 7. There were earlier reports of about 80 to 81 people on board.

At least one man was thought to be armed. The hijacking occurred in Cyprus's flight information region and the airliner was diverted to Larnaca.

Civil aviation sources had earlier said that the plane was an Airbus 320.

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