A hijacked EgyptAir plane diverted to Cyprus on Tuesday carried 21 foreigners including eight Americans, four Dutch citizens, four Britons and a French citizen, an Egyptian civil aviation ministry statement said.
All passengers except four or five foreigners have been released, a ministry spokesman told AFP.
The ministry said 81 passengers were on board, while EgyptAir in a statement said there were 55. The reason for the discrepancy was unclear.
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