Cyprus state TV has released new information on the EgyptAir hijack, claiming the hijacker could be a deluded romantic.
Flight MS181, an Airbus A320 carrying 81 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo, was hijacked and forced to divert to Larnaca airport in Cyprus this morning.
The man who hijacked the plane claimed to be wearing an explosives belt, but allowed all passengers to leave the aircraft when it landed in Larnaca.
According to local sources, the hijacker could just be looking to deliver a note to his ex-wife.
— Yannis Koutsomitis (@YanniKouts) March 29, 2016
A letter was later seen by witnesses which backs up the latest claims. Officials have also said it is ‘unlikely’ that the hijacker is in possession of real explosives.
— ÇapaMagENG (@CapaMagENG) March 29, 2016