EgyptAir plane hijacked

Cairo: An EgyptAir passenger plane enroute from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday.

Following the hijacking, EgyptAir flight MS181 was diverted and forced to land at Larnarca airport in Cyprus.

The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation reported that there are 55 passengers and 7 crew members on board.

According to media reports, at least one on board is thought to be armed.

Reports further suggest that no demands were made after landing.
 
All passengers except the crew members and five foreigners have been released following negotiations, EgyptAir said in a tweet.

News24 Bureau