Hijacked EgyptAir plane showed no sign of distress: Flight-tracking website

  • AP, Cairo
  • Updated: Mar 29, 2016 13:50 IST
A bus carrying some passengers from the hijacked EgyptAir aircraft drives by the plane at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus. (AP)

An official with a flight-tracking website says that the EgyptAir flight that was hijacked on the way to Cairo showed no immediate signs of distress while in the air.

Ian Petchenik, a spokesman for FlightRadar24, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that EgyptAir flight MS181 flew in a typical fashion on the Cyprus, without the pilots signalling any trouble via their transponder.

Petchenik said: “It looks like a completely controlled flight aside from the fact it was hijacked.”

Egyptian aviation authority says the flight is an Airbus jet, it was supposed to fly from Alexandria to Cairo on Tuesday morning.

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