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A man leaves the hijacked aircraft of Egyptair from pilot window at Larnaca airport in Cyprus Tuesday, March 29, 2016. An Egyptian man hijacked an EgyptAir plane Tuesday and forced it to land on the island of Cyprus, where all passengers and crew were eventually freed and he himself was arrested, Egyptian and Cypriot officials said. The hijacker had kept four crew members and three passengers on board, but TV footage later showed several people disembarking from the aircraft and a man who appeared to be a crew member climbing out of the cockpit window. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

(Bloomberg) — A passenger falsely claiming he was armed with explosives hijacked an EgyptAir plane carrying 71 other people and forced it to land in Cyprus, casting new doubts on Egypt’s ability to revive desperately needed tourism.


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