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Breaking News: Hijacked EgyptAir Flight Lands In Cyprus

A hijacked EgyptAir flight landed at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus early Tuesday, authorities said.

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Flight MS181 was en route from Alexandria to Cairo at the time of the incident, according to the airline.

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.

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The plane was an Airbus A320 carrying mostly Egyptian passengers, an airport source 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.

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Source: NBC News

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