Two hijackers' on board Libyan plane at Malta airport

There appear to be two hijackers on board a Libyan plane which has landed at Malta airport, authorities on the island said.

Friday, 23rd December 2016, 11:29 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:03 pm
The plane is believed to have been hijacked

The Malta airport authority said all emergency teams have been dispatched to the site of what it called an "unlawful interference" on the airport tarmac.

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Earlier, Malta's prime minister, Joseph Muscat, said in a tweet that there was a "potential hijack situation" involving an internal Libyan flight which was diverted to Malta and that emergency operations are under way at the Mediterranean airport.

Airport officials said the Afriqiyah Airways A320 flight has 118 passengers on board.