Friday, December 23, 2016

Plane 'hijacked' in Libya lands in Malta

An airliner on an internal flight in Libya has landed in Malta after being hijacked, Maltese media have reported.

The Airbus A320 was flying inside Libya for state-owned airline Afriqiyah Airways with 118 people on board, according to reports.

The two hijackers had threatened to blow the plane up, outlets including the Times of Malta reported.

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said he had been informed of a "potential hijack situation".

He tweeted that security and emergency operations are standing by.

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