An Egyptair domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and landed in Cyprus, Egyptian officials said, Report informs.
The pilot of the plane was threatened by a passenger strapped with explosives, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said.
The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation reported that 55 passengers were on board and a crew of seven. The hijacking occurred in Cyprus's flight information region and the airliner was diverted to Larnaca.
The plane was an Airbus 320, Egypt's aviation ministry said.