In Egypt unknown seized the aircraft belonging to EgyptAir, flying from Alexandria to Cairo, as the press service of the airline reports. According to CNN Greece, on board of the captured ship A320 are 81 passengers.
According to the CBC, on board of the aircraft is at least one armed man. Who seized the plane and what demands they put forward, not yet reported. The hijacker demanded to land the plane in Cyprus, the airliner has landed in Larnaca, according to Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
At the same time, the Cyprus Mail reported that on board are 55 passengers and seven crew members. According to the newspaper, the plane landed in Cyprus at Larnaca airport at 08:50 local time. According to Greek sources Protothema, seized the aircraft released the women and children who have Egyptian citizenship.
According to Reuters, with reference to a source in the police and civil aviation, the Airbus 320 belonging to EgyptAir carried out an internal flight from Alexandria to Cairo, but the invader demanded to direct the ship to Cyprus.
Associated Press with reference to an unnamed Cypriot official clarifies that the bomb could be on the board of the aircraft.
According to some reports, the invader threatened commander and passengers that will undermine the suicide belt, if his requirements will not be fulfilled.
As reported by the Cyprus News Agency, the hijacker of A320 required to withdraw police forces from Larnaca airport.
It was learned that 50 passengers of landed Egyptian A320 in Larnaca have left the plane with hand luggage.