LARNACA (QHA) -

The EgyptAir Airbus A320 heading from Alexandria to Cairo has been hijacked by an unidentified person on March 29.

The plane touched down at Larnaca airport on Cyprus, report Reuters and ВВС.

80 to 82 people are reported to be on board the plane.

Initial reports suggest that an armed man, who told the crew there was a bomb on the plane, forced them to touch down at Larnaca airport, reports a Cyprus state radio broadcaster. There has been no word yet on whether the hijacker made any demands.

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