Egypt Flight Hijack and Landed in Cyprus
|source via:-google search, Egypt Flight Hijack landed in Cyprus instead of Istanbul because of low fuel in the airplane|
An Egyptian government spokesman says the hijacker of an Egyptian aircraft forced to fly to Cyprus wanted to go to Istanbul but was told by the captain that he did not have enough fuel for the journey.
There were many passengers on board but the negotiation by the airport authorities with the Hijackers let all out of danger and now have only the crew left behind.
The director of the Alexandria airport, Hossni Hassan, says there were 26 foreigners on board, including eight Americans, four Britons, four Dutch, two Belgians, a French national, an Italian, two Greeks and one Syrian. He said three other foreigners could not be identified.