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First pictures of hijacked plane at Cyprus airport

These are the first pictures of the hijacked EgyptAir plane on the tarmac at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus.

The hijacked EgyptAir plane Credit: RTV
The plane can be seen with the stairs attached for passengers to disembark Credit: RTV
The grounded plane Credit: RTV

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Flight radar shows path of hijacked Egyptair jet MSR181

The path of the hijacked jet Credit: Flightradar24

Flight radar shows the path of the hijacked Egyptair flight MSR181.

The tracking information said the departure was at 4:36am and it had an estimated arrival of 8:46 EEST.

The airline confirmed the plane is "officially hijacked".

The flight was a domestic internal flight from Alexandria to Cairo, which landed in Cyprus.

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Egyptair plane was hijacked by one person

The hijacked Egyptair flight was a domestic internal flight from Alexandria to Cairo that was diverted to Cyprus. Credit: ITV News

The Egyptair plane was hijacked by one person, according to civil aviation and police sources.

There are about 60 people onboard the jet, the sources added.

The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation reported that 55 people were on board, with a crew of 7.

The hijacked Egyptair flight was a domestic internal flight from Alexandria to Cairo.

The Airbus 320 was diverted and landed in Cyprus.

'At least one' man thought to be armed on flight

At least one man was thought to be armed when a domestic Egyptair flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday.

The hijacking occurred in Cyprus's flight information region and the airliner was then diverted to Larnaca where it landed.

According to the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, 55 people were on board, with a crew of seven.

Earlier it was reported that between 80-81 people were on the flight.

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