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EgyptAir announces release of some passengers from hijacked plane


(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))

CAIRO 29th March 2016 (WAM) -- EgyptAir has announced that negotiations with the hijacker of Airbus 320 Flight 181 resulted in the release of some of the passengers except for crew members and four other foreigner passengers.

The airline announced on its official twitter page earlier that the pilot had reported a threat from one of the passengers in possession of an explosive belt.

The hijacker forced the pilot to divert the plane was carrying 81 passengers and landed at Larnaca airport in Cyprus.


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