Eight Britons were among passengers on board a hijacked flight which landed in Cyprus this morning.
According to airport security sources, 10 American nationals were also on the Egyptair flight which was flying between Borg El Arab and Cairo.
A man who hijacked an Egyptair flight which landed in Cyprus this morning has yet to make any demands.
The Cypriot Foreign Ministry Secretary General told French TV the hijacker indicated an intention to free a certain number of passengers.
These are the first pictures of the hijacked EgyptAir plane on the tarmac at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus.
The EgyptAir plane hijackers are allowing women and children to leave the aircraft, with some now disembarking, Cypriot officials said.
The number of hijackers is unclear but the airline confirmed the plane is "officially hijacked".
Egyptair have released an official statement about a hijacked flight which landed in Cyprus today.
The airliner said the aircraft was an Airbus 320, flight 181, carrying 81 passengers.
It departed from Borg El Arab airport, near to Alexandria to, the capital Cairo.
A man who hijacked an Egyptair flight which landed in Cyprus is thought to be strapped with explosives, according to Cypriot media.
Police have been asked to back away from the aircraft, Cypriot broadcasters say.
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.
Egyptair confirmed one of its flights from Alexandria to Cairo was "officially hijacked", adding it would be releasing an official statement.
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 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.