‘Libyan aircraft, hijacked, landed on Malta

‘Libyan aircraft, hijacked, landed on Malta

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Malta is Friday a Libyan passenger plane landed earlier on a domestic flight was hijacked, reporting in the Maltese media.

It is going to be an Airbus A320 of Afriqiyah Airways. There were 118 people on board.

According to Maltese media, there are two hijackers, who have threatened the unit to blow up. They want all passengers to let it go when their requirements are met. What they exactly want is still unclear.

One of the captors, according to The Times of Malta on board of the device and a hand grenade.


The two hijackers would supporters of the former Libyan leader Kaddafi. There is currently in Libya, a fierce power struggle going on.

The plane would of Sabha in southwestern Libya to the capital Tripoli fly. The island of Malta, located some 500 kilometres from the Libyan coast.

Prime minister Joseph Muscat has on Twitter to let us know that he has been informed about the situation.

More information to follow.

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