EgyptAir hijacked – hijacker wanted to contact his ex-wife

‘It’s all to do with a woman’

The hijacked EgyptAir jet was parked at a secure area at Larnaca airport in Cyprus [Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters]
The hijacked EgyptAir jet was parked at a secure area at Larnaca airport in Cyprus [Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters]

An EgyptAir domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to divert to Cyprus, in an incident that was “not related to terrorism”, the president of Cyprus said.

The pilot of the plane was threatened by a passenger strapped with explosives, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry said.

Hijacker is identified as Seif Eldin Mustafa, an Egyptian national who checked in from Alexandria airport.

A selfie with Egypt Air hijacker also went viral.

Cyprus state TV said that the hijacker wanted to contact his ex-wife, who lives in Larnaca.

“He’s not a terrorist, he’s an idiot” Egyptian Foreign Ministry

Witnesses told Cyprus Mail newspaper that the he threw a letter on the apron of the airport in Larnaca, written in Arabic, asking that it be delivered to his ex-wife, who is Cypriot.

“I wish I was with them”, was an Arabic hashtag trending on Twitter, was quickly picked up and became a top trending topic in the country. Mustafa is in custody, accused of hijacking the flight.

Look at how this Hijack-for-love drama brings humor, miseries to social media:

https://twitter.com/OzloJemo/status/714742814735773696

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