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In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus

Passengers of an EgyptAir Airbus A-320 which was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus stand at Larnaca airport after disembarking on March 29, 2016.

In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus
An EgyptAir Airbus A-320 sits on the tarmac of Larnaca airport after it was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus on March 29, 2016. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus
An EgyptAir Airbus A-320 sits on the tarmac of Larnaca airport after it was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus on March 29, 2016. (GEORGE MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus
Passengers of an EgyptAir Airbus A-320 which was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus leave a bus at Larnaca airport after disembarking on March 29, 2016. A hijacker seized the Egyptian airliner and diverted it to Cyprus, before releasing all the passengers except four foreigners and the crew, officials and the airline said. (GEORGE MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus
Passengers of an EgyptAir Airbus A-320 which was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus stand at Larnaca airport after disembarking on March 29, 2016. A hijacker seized the Egyptian airliner and diverted it to Cyprus, before releasing all the passengers except four foreigners and the crew, officials and the airline said. (GEORGE MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus
Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister, Sherif Fathy, holds a press conference on the hijacked EgyptAir flight which was diverted to Cyrus, on March 29, 2016, in Cairo. A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus, but nearly all of the passengers were quickly released and officials said the incident was not linked to terrorism. (MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus
Cypriot policemen stand guard in the vicinity of Larnaca airport where an EgyptAir Airbus A-320 (C) sits on the tarmac after being hijacked and diverted to Cyprus on March 29, 2016. A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus, but nearly all of the passengers were quickly released and officials said the incident was not linked to terrorism. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus
A man believed to be the hijacker of the EgyptAir Airbus A-320, which was diverted to Cyprus, leaves the plane before surrendering to security forces after a six-hour standoff on the tarmac at Larnaca airport's largely disused old terminal on March 29, 2016. The hijacker who seized the Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus has been detained, Cypriot government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said. (GEORGE MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus
A man climbs out of the cockpit window an EgyptAir Airbus A-320 parked at the tarmac of Larnaca airport after being hijacked and diverted to Cyprus on March 29, 2016. The hijacker who seized the Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus has been detained, Cypriot government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus
The remaining passengers on the hijacked EgyptAir Airbus A-320, which was diverted to Cyprus, run on the tarmac after leaving the plane as the hijacker surrendered to security forces after a six-hour standoff at Larnaca airport's largely disused old terminal on March 29, 2016. The hijacker who seized the Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus has been detained, Cypriot government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said. (GEORGE MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus
Security forces detain the hijacker of the EgyptAir Airbus A-320, which was diverted to Cyprus, after he surrendered to security forces after a six-hour standoff on the tarmac at Larnaca airport's largely disused old terminal on March 29, 2016. The hijacker who seized the Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus has been detained, Cypriot government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said. (GEORGE MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: EgyptAir Airbus A-320 flight hijacked and diverted to Cyprus
Passengers leave an EgyptAir Airbus A-320 sitting on the tarmac of Larnaca airport after it was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus on March 29, 2016. A hijacker seized the Egyptian airliner and diverted it to Cyprus, before releasing all the passengers except four foreigners and the crew, officials and the airline said. (GEORGE MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)