The EgyptAir passenger flight MS181 was hijacked by a single male suicide bomber with between 60 and 82 people on board, according to various reports.
The report of the hijacked passenger jet traveling from Egypt’s Alexandria to Cairo was received by police at 8:30 a.m. local time (6:30 GMT).
Explosives' traces were discovered on the bodies of victims of the EgyptAir A320 crash.
International investigators led by Russia are working at place where Russia-operated Airbus A321 passenger plane broke apart.
EgyptAir A320 plane crash investigators are testing memory units of the black boxes, the Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee said Sunday.
Russia may send another expert team on flight security to EgyptAir A321 flight crash, Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsia Head Alexander Neradko said Friday.
Airbus A321 plane crash victims' memorial tender is about to finish and memorial is planned to be installed soon in the Russian western Leningrad Region.
Moscow has not yet been informed about the implementation of Russian recommendations on aviation security in Egypt, Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov said Thursday.
Russian experts will arrive in Egypt on Sunday to inspect the newly implemented security measures at the international airports of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry's spokesman said in a statement.
Egyptian Prosecutor General Nabil Sadiq on Wednesday sent an official request to Cypriot authorities for the extradition of EgyptAir hijacker, Egyptian Seif Eldin Mustafa, Egypt’s Alyoum Alsabea reported.
The hijacking of the EgyptAir A320 airliner with 81 people on board was not a result of a failure in the security system in place in the Egyptian airports, the Egyptian ambassador to Russia told Sputnik on Tuesday.
The EgyptAir A320 aircraft’s hijacker made a fake suicide belt during the flight, local media reported Tuesday, citing Egypt’s Interior Ministry.
EgyptAir passengers whose flight had been forced to land in Cyprus in a purported hijacking boarded another plane en route to the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said Tuesday.
Man, identified as Seif Eldin Mustafa, who hijacked an Airbus A320 with 81 people on board en route from Egypt’s Alexandria to Cairo, will face up to 10 years in prison, according to local media.
The passengers of hijacked EgyptAir A320 airliner suspected that something was wrong when the plane changed its course and flew over the sea, according to local media.
The reports that there could have been a personal motive for the hijacking of the EgyptAir plane en route from Alexandria to Cairo, which was allegedly forced to land in Cyprus due to the hijacker's complicated love life, have excited the Internet with many suggesting it was a wonderful idea and wanting to see what woman could inspire such an act.
Additional plane to lift passangers of the hijacked EgyptAir flight MS181 landed in Larnaca, Cyprus.
The spokesman of the airport in Larnaca, Cyprus, said that he does not know when flights would resume at the airport.
Additional plane to lift passangers of the hijacked EgyptAir flight MS181 will be sent soon to Cyprus.
The hijacker of the EgyptAir commercial jet currently on the ground in Larnaca, Cyprus, has demanded that the aircraft be immediately refueled in order to fly to Turkey, Sky News Arabia reported Tuesday, citing sources from EgyptAir.
Washington is looking into whether US citizens are involved in the situation in the Cyprus Larnaca airport, where the EgyptAir flight MS181 with at least 60 people on board landed after being hijacked en route from Egypt’s Alexandria to Cairo, according to a State Department official.