EgyptAir plane hijacked to Cyprus

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    LARNACA/CAIRO - An EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus on Tuesday by a man Cypriot state media said was demanding the release of women prisoners in Egypt.


    After the aircraft landed at Larnaca airport, the hijacker released everyone onboard except three passengers and four crew following negotiations, Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy said. He declined to give their nationalities.

    Eighty-one people, including 21 foreigners and 15 crew, had been onboard the Airbus 320, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement.

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