Egypt Air flight 181 from Alexandria to capital Cairo with 81 passengers and crew on board was hijacked and forcelanded in Cyprus.
Early reports said one person armed with a waist full of explosives has taken charge of the aircraft and the official airliner of Egypt confirmed the hijack in a tweet and said it would issue a full statement soon.
"Our flight MS181 is officially hijacked. we’ll publish an official statement now." said the airliner in a tweet.