At Least 50 Hijacked EgyptAir Passengers Released

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Egyptair says negotiated release of all aboard hijacked plane except five foreigners and the crew.

Passengers on the EgyptAir plane that was diverted to Cyprus included eight Britons and 10 Americans, three security sources at Alexandria airport said.


  • 07:23 GMT

    Between 30 and 40 passengers have been released from the hijacked EgyptAir passenger plane, which made a forced landing in Larnaca, Cyprus state media report.

    07:22 GMT

    Airport security sources maintain there are 10 Americans and eight Britons among the passengers remaining on the highjacked plane.

    07:20 GMT

    There are reportedly 55 passengers and seven crewmembers remaining on board the A320 aircraft.

    07:16 GMT

    The highjacker threatened the pilot, Omar al-Gammal, with a suicide belt. He has allegedly released all women, children and Egyptian citizens, local TV reports.



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