Most of the passengers on board a hijacked Egyptian airliner that was forced to divert to Cyprus have been freed, the airline says.
EgyptAir said negotiations had resulted in the release of all those on board Flight MS181 apart from the crew and four foreign passengers.
An EgyptAir passenger aircraft en route from Alexandria to Cairo has been hijacked and has landed in Cyprus, according to sources in Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry, police have said.
Cyprus State Radio, says there are 80 or 81 passengers on board, with one man thought to be armed. The hijacker has allegedly allowed women and children to leave the plane, according to press reports.