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EgyptAir passengers return home

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 00:41

People onboard the EgyptAir plane that was hijacked by a man wearing a fake bomb arrive in Cairo. Julie Noce reports.

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Passengers from an EgyptAir flight that was hijacked by a man wearing a fake suicide belt have returned to Cairo. None of the 81 people onboard were hurt. Egyptian television showed video of some of the people exiting the plane and being greeted by Egypt's prime minister. The plane was flying from Alexandria to Cairo and was forced to land in Cyprus. The hijackers motives were unclear but officials in Cyprus said that he seemed unstable. The hijacker tried to flee but was arrested by authorities. The incident will deal another blow to Egypt's tourism industry and will hurt efforts to revive an economy hammered by political unrest folling the 2011 uprising.

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EgyptAir passengers return home

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 00:41