MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, a man identified as Seif Eldin Mustafa, allegedly motivated by personal reasons, hijacked the passenger aircraft with 81 passengers on board en route from Egypt’s Alexandria to Cairo. The plane subsequently landed in Cyprus' Larnaca airport, where the hijacker was detained after negotiations with local authorities.
According to the Cyprus Mail newspaper, Mustafa will appear in court on Wednesday. The police reportedly stated that it was too early to discuss the issue of his extradition to Egypt.
Police found no explosives after the hijacker surrendered and let the passengers and crew members disembark from the aircraft. None of the passengers or crew members sustained injuries during the incident, according to Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation.