An Egyptian man who hijacked a plane and forced it to be diverted to Cyprus did so to draw attention to injustices in his homeland, his lawyer said on Monday.
The search zone for the crashed EgyptAir jet has been narrowed to 2 km from 5 km after a vessel picked up a signal from one of the black boxes, an Egyptian source on the investigation committee said on Thursday.
An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean, Egypt's national airline said. Officials said they believed the jet has come down in the sea.
A search and rescue operation was under way on Thursday after an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with 66 people on board vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo, the airline said.
An EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus but the passengers and crew were freed unharmed and the hijacker was arrested after giving himself up.