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News EgyptAir plane hijacked with 82 passengers on board

  1. Mar 29, 2016 #1
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/middle...ane-hijacked-with-82-passengers-on-board.html

    Obviously this is a developing situation, and information is scarce.

    It seems the plane has landed, going by the tweet by @AviationSafety -- "We are investigating reports about a possible hijack of EgyptAir flight #MS181 that landed at Larnaca, Cyprus."

    EDIT: it seems around 55 passengers were on board, not the 80-82 previously reported.
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2016 #2
    There are reports in the Egyptian media that all hostages have been released except for the crew and 4 foreign nationals.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2016 #3
    News that the hijacker is seeking asylum in Cyprus. I don't fancy his odds of getting one.

    Edit:"The BBC's Ranyah Sabry in Cairo says it appears all the hostages have been freed, and the hijacker is now on his own in the plane."
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016
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