EgyptAir hijack suspect appears in Cyprus court
March 30, Cairo: An Egyptian man accused of hijacking EgyptAir flight and forcing it to land in Cyprus on Tuesday using a fake suicide belt has appeared in court, reports said.
Judges at the Larnaca court, where the international airport is located, are assessing a request to keep Seif Eldin Mustafa in custody for eight days.
He has not been formally charged yet.
Cypriot authorities have described him as "psychologically unstable". President Nicos Anastasiades has said the incident was not terrorism-related.
EgyptAir flight MS181 was carrying 56 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo, along with six crew and a security official, when it was diverted to Cyprus, BBC reported.
The Oslo Times