Man Hijacks An Egyptair Plane Just To See His Ex-Wife (Photos)

Published 3 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
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at 29-03-2016 11:31AM (3 years ago)

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An EgyptAir domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to divert to Cyprus, in an incident that was "not related to terrorism", the president of Cyprus said.
Egypt's Civil Aviation minister on Tuesday said seven people remained on the plane after all others were released by the hijacker.
Aviation minister Sherif Fathy at a news conference in Cairo said three of those still on board were foreign passengers. The pilot and co-pilot, one flight attendant and an air marshal were also held, he added.
Initial reports said that the pilot of the plane was threatened by a passenger strapped with explosives, but Fathy said this has not been confirmed.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said the hijacker seemed to have a personal motive and that the incident was "not related to terrorism".
EgyptAir said that 81 people were on board, including a crew of seven. Passengers on EgyptAir flight 181 included 10 Americans, eight Britons and four Dutch people, security sources at Alexandria airport said.

The plane was an Airbus 320, Egypt's aviation ministry said. An official with flight-tracking website FlightRadar24 said the plane showed no immediate signs of distress. The flight between Alexandria and Cairo normally takes about 30 minutes.

The ministry said in a statement that pilot Omar al-Gammal had informed authorities that he was threatened by a passenger who possessed a suicide belt and forced him to land in Larnaca.
Cyprus foreign ministry identified the hijacker as Seif Eldin Mustafa and said it could not confirm the man was rigged with explosives. Egyptian state TV published a picture of the alleged hijacker, taken by one of the passengers

Cyprus state TV said that the hijacker wanted to contact his ex-wife, who lives in Larnaca.

Witnesses told Cyprus Mail newspaper that the he threw a letter on the apron of the airport in Larnaca, written in Arabic, asking that it be delivered to his ex-wife, who is Greek-Cypriot. She was reportedly on her way to the airport to participate in the negotiations.  Other media outlets in Cyprus reported he first asked to be taken to Istanbul but that the pilot refused this demand.

CYBC said the airplane was parked at an apron at Larnaca airport. The hijacker asked police to back away from the aircraft, it said.

EgyptAir offered those concerned about their loved ones possibly being on a hijacked flight several telephone numbers to call for more information. Egypt's vital tourism industry was already reeling from the crash of a Russian passenger plane in the Sinai in late October.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said it was brought down by an attack. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) has said it planted a bomb, killing all 224 people on board. Cyprus has seen little militant activity for decades, despite its proximity to the Middle East.

A botched attempt by Egyptian commandos to storm a hijacked airliner at Larnaca airport led to the disruption of diplomatic relations between Cyprus and Egypt in 1978.



Eazyatumeyi at 29-03-2016 11:39AM (3 years ago)
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OK  o, this is hamartia love.
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christianity at 29-03-2016 11:40AM (3 years ago)
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this ppl cant change
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morgrawl231 at 29-03-2016 11:48AM (3 years ago)
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N a so dem dey start o!!
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gogoman at 29-03-2016 12:32PM (3 years ago)
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ok na meet him demand
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slimmygal at 29-03-2016 01:38PM (3 years ago)
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nonsense act
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SOGaiya at 29-03-2016 02:32PM (3 years ago)
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u luv her but u divorce her stupid man
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kison at 29-03-2016 02:46PM (3 years ago)
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KAII,,,NA EGYPT AIR I DEY ALWAYS FLY COME NAIJA OOOO...PLS THAT PERSON SHOULD Be careful, be very very careful,CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...MAKE THIS KIND THIN NO HAPPEN WHEN MW DEY PLANE OO..ONCE AGAIN Be careful, be very very careful,CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...
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quest3 at 29-03-2016 03:31PM (3 years ago)
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Another confused fellow

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emma4love3 at 29-03-2016 04:02PM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: mr gogo on 29-03-2016 12:32PM
ok na meet him demand
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Oworen25 at 29-03-2016 05:38PM (3 years ago)
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He shouldn't have gone so far because he will never get out of that
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Oworen25 at 29-03-2016 05:39PM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: Quest on 29-03-2016 03:31PM
Another confused fellow

That What am seeing
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Oworen25 at 29-03-2016 05:40PM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: DR.kison on 29-03-2016 02:46PM
KAII,,,NA EGYPT AIR I DEY ALWAYS FLY COME NAIJA OOOO...PLS THAT PERSON SHOULD Be careful, be very very careful,CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...MAKE THIS KIND THIN NO HAPPEN WHEN MW DEY PLANE OO..ONCE AGAIN Be careful, be very very careful,CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...

It can never happen here in Nigeria
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Oworen25 at 29-03-2016 05:46PM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: Obadiah Gaiya on 29-03-2016 02:32PM
u luv her but u divorce her stupid man

Not from his heart
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kp45 at 29-03-2016 06:03PM (3 years ago)
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Foolishness
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Wealthmide at 29-03-2016 07:02PM (3 years ago)
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some people for don dey pee for body, nawa ooo, may God just have mercy ooo...
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Sparky12 at 29-03-2016 07:44PM (3 years ago)
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#En suppose hijack am naa..b4 nko
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imaria at 29-03-2016 10:09PM (3 years ago)
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He is sick
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eljay1759 at 29-03-2016 10:40PM (3 years ago)
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Dis z terror love,d kind dat sends 1 2 prison
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EmekaBlue at 29-03-2016 10:49PM (3 years ago)
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passing security is d question not his crazy reason
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