Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Man With Suicide Belt Full Of Explosives Hijacks Passenger Plane In Egypt

A man "strapped with explosives" has hijacked a passenger plane during an internal flight in Egypt. EgyptAir flight MSR181, which has up to 81 passengers and crew on board, has now landed at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus. Officials are in contact with the hijacker, who is allowing 
Egyptian women and children to disembark. The man has asked police to leave the runway.
The Civil Aviation Ministry said the pilot was threatened by a passenger wearing a suicide belt.
The man said he was prepared to detonate his device, CAM added.
The Cyprus state broadcaster said at least one hijacker was thought to be strapped with explosives.
EgyptAir tweeted: "Our flight MS181 is officially hijacked. We'll publish an official statement now."