March 29:An EgyptAir domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and diverted to Cyprus, where it landed at Larnaca airport on the south coast, Cypriot police said.
The plane was carrying 81 passengers, EgyptAir said in a statement.
The hijackers contacted the control tower at 8:30 am (0530 GMT) and the plane was given permission to land at 8:50 am, reports said.
According to reports, a bomb is suspected to be on board. The hijackers made no immediate demands and a crisis team has been deployed to the airport.