EgyptAir Jet Hijacked

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NBC

A hijacked EgyptAir domestic flight landed at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus early Tuesday, according to local media and a lawmaker.

The report could not immediately be independently confirmed by NBC News.

The flight had 82 passengers on board and the hijackers have offered to release women and children, former EU commissioner Androulla Vassiliou said on Twitter.

The plane was an Airbus A320 carrying mostly Egyptian passengers, airport sources told NBC News.

The flight landed at 8:50 a.m. local time (1:50 a.m.ET), according to the Cyprus Mail news site.

It was en route from Alexandria to Cairo, civil aviation sources told Reuters.

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