EgyptAir flight hijacker "not a terrorist but an idiot" says foreign ministry

Forced landing in Cyprus after university professor stormed cockpit

29th March, 2016
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The hijacked aircraft. Pic: Courtesy rte.ie

The EgyptAir hijacker is "not a terrorist but an idiot," according to Egypt's Foreign Ministry.

Cyprus Police have confirmed that the EgyptAir hijacker's ex-wife, Marina Parashkou, has been taken to participate in negotiations at Larnaca Airport.

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades also confirmed that EgyptAir flight MS181 hijacking is "not related to terrorism".

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