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Most passengers of hijacked EgyptAir plane released except crew and foreigners

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

03-29-2016 17:30 BJT

CAIRO, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Most of the passengers of the highjacked EgyptAir plane have been released except six crew and four foreigners, the official news agency MENA reported on Tuesday.

The highjacker of EgyptAir flight No. 181 had carried 56 passengers and 8 crew on board.

The passengers included 30 Egyptians, 26 foreigners, including eight U.S. citizens, four British, four from Holland, one French, one Italian, 2 from Greece and one Syrian and the other were unidentified, chairman of the Borg al-Arab Airport in Alexandria told State-TV.

The plane was heading from Alexandria to Cairo when it was highjacked and diverted to Cyprus.

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