Crew member escapes hijacked plane/VIDEO

A video has surfaced on the internet of a man escaping a hijacked EgyptAir plane on Tuesday through the cockpit window.

Source: B92
(Image made from video)
(Image made from video)

RT said that the man was a member of the EgyptAir flight MS181 that landed in Cyprus after a passenger hijacked it.

Three other crew members are seen running down the stairs, while the man slid down the plane's side after leaving the cockpit through the window.

The hijacker, who threatened the pilot while wearing what turned out to be a fake suicide belt, surrendered to the police after a six-hour drama today.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry identified him as Seif Eldin Mustafa. Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said earlier on Tuesday the incident did not seem to be connected to terrorism.

The hijacker, an Egyptian citizen, apparently demanded to "talk to his estranged wife in Cyprus," BBC said, citing "unconfirmed reports."


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