Pilot of hijacked Egyptair plane was threatened by a passenger with suicide belt

By REUTERS
March 29, 2016 10:07

 
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CAIRO - A passenger with a suicide belt threatened the pilot of a hijacked EgyptAir plane that was diverted to Cyprus on Tuesday, the Civil Aviation Ministry said.

In a statement, the ministry said 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.

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