Article Image

Libya hijack: Afriqiyah flight 8U209 in Malta 'seized by hijacker'


A Libyan passenger plane has landed in Malta in what appears to be a hijack situation.

The Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane with around 118 people on board was on an internal flight in Libya.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that members of the Libyan elected parliament may be aboard the hijacked aircraft which has landed in Malta.

According to the BBC, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV have cited "sources" who say members of the Libyan House of Representatives are on board the plane.