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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 12:57
Six Dutch were on hijacked EgyptAir flight; All safely off plane
Update, 2 p.m., 29 March 2016: All hostages on the aircraft were released. The hijacker surrendered, and was arrested, EgyptAir announced on Twitter shortly before 2 p.m. The Dutch man that was held hostage on an EgyptAir airplane in Cyprus on Tuesday, was released, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed. The passenger list shows that a total of six Dutch passengers were on the plane. All of them are safely off the plane. According to the Ministry, the last Dutch passenger off the plane, a 56 year old man, was taken in by a employee of the Dutch embassy in Nicosia. He is unharmed and doing well under the circumstances. At 12:40 p.m. the airline stated that the hijacker still has three passengers, the pilot, the co-pilot and three cabin crew members on board.
An EGYPTAIR official declared that 3 passengers, the pilot, co-pilot and 3 cabin crew members in addition to the hijacker are still onboard.— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) March 29, 2016