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Passengers of High-jacked EgyptAir Plane Released: Egypt Aviation Ministry Confirms

Passengers of high-jacked EgyptAir plane have been released on Tuesday morning, except the six crew and four foreigners, the Egypt Aviation Ministry said.

The Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said Tuesday that 61 people on board high-jacked EgyptAir passenger plane. The passengers included ten U.S. citizens and eight British and one Syrian.

EgyptAir Company announced a plane that was heading from Alexandria to Cairo has been kidnapped and diverted to Cyprus on Tuesday, state TV reported.

About 61 people were on board of airplane No. 181, including six crew members, the report added.

By Robert Muriisa.

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