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Libyan Flight Hijacked with 118 people onboard

Libyan Flight Hijacked with 118 people onboard

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Aeroplane on an internal flight in Libya has been hijacked and forced to land in Malta with 118 people on board.

The prime minister of Malta Joseph Muscat tweeted that he had been informed of a “potential hijack situation” involving an internal Libyan flight diverted to Malta.


Moment hijacked plane lands at Malta airport

Two hijackers have threatened to blow it up with hand grenades, Maltese authorities and state media said.

There are 118 passengers on board – including one baby.

The first group of passengers have been released from the hijacked plane, the Maltese prime minister said.



Two hijackers on plane ‘have grenades’

The bus waits to take away released passengers Credit: APTN

The men who hijacked a Libyan plane demanded the creation of a pro-Gaddafi party, according to one Libyan MP who spoke to a passenger.

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