EgyptAir Flight Hijacked and Diverted to Cyprus

March 29, 2016 7:12 AM

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EgyptAir Flight Hijacked and Diverted to Cyprus

CAIRO — An EgyptAir plane scheduled to fly to Cairo from the port city of Alexandria was hijacked Tuesday morning and forced to land at Larnaca airport in Cyprus, Egyptian officials said.

The hijackers, who were not identified, said they had explosives and threatened to detonate them, according to officials.

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