No Azerbaijani citizens aboard hijacked Egyptian jet – Foreign Ministry
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 29
There are no Azerbaijani citizens aboard the hijacked Egyptian aircraft, Hikmet Hajiyev, spokesperson for Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, told Trend March 29 citing the country's diplomatic mission in Cairo.
It was earlier reported that a plane of EgyptAir company has been hijacked by unknown people.
The А-320 aircraft, with 81 passengers aboard, was travelling from Alexandria to Cairo.
EgyptAir has confirmed the hijack of MS181 flight and will make an official statement soon.
As a result of the talks with the hijacker, 50 passengers, except five foreigners and the crew, have been released from the Egyptian А320 aircraft.
The hijacker of the Egyptian aircraft has asked for a political asylum in Cyprus.
Edited by SI