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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Breaking: EgyptAir plane hijacked! Live updates

Aboard the Egypt Air plane was 181 passengers on Tuesday and panic struck as a man held the cabin crew and passengers at ransom after making some threats of bombing the plane.

Video shows passengers being let off the plane

This is the moment hijackers released some of the passengers on board the plane.
Four “foreign” passengers are being held hostage however.
And seven members of the cabin crew remain on board.

Everything we know so far

Here’s what we know so far following the dramatic events this morning...
  • An EgyptAir domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and then landed in Cyprus
  • The pilot of the plane was threatened by a passenger strapped with explosives
  • Authorities have identified a suspect as Ibrahim Samaha, a 27-year-old from Egypt
  • Women and children have been let off the plane
  • However four foreigners and all members of the cabin crew are being held hostage

Hijacker named Ibrahim Samaha, according to reports

Authorities have identified a suspect, as we reported earlier.
The name is Ibrahim Samaha

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