80 people were on board.
Unknown seized Airbus 320 Egypt Air passenger plane flying from Alexandria, Egypt to Cairo. The man seized the aircraft with 80 people onboard threatened to blow up the suicide belt, but promised to release women and children. According to www.mk.ru the plane now landed at Larnaca airport in Cyprus. All the hostage passengers have been released. 7 crew members are still on board. Presumably, the hijacker is Ibrahim Samaha, - a Libyan professor of the University of Atlanta in the United States.