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Wearing a fake explosive belt, Mostafa boarded a plane heading from Alexandria to Cairo in March 2016, threatening to blow up the jet to force the pilot to change the plane direction.
In March 2016, he commandeered domestic flight with 72 passengers, crew onboard, after showing them a fake explosive belt
Hijacker commandeered domestic flight in 2016 after revealing to crew what appeared to be explosive belt
Cypriot court detains Seif Eddin Mostafa for eight days pending investigations
According to Egypt’s Ministry of Interior, Mostafa had a “criminal record with several crimes of forgery, impersonation, burglary, and drug dealing”
Passengers arrive in Cairo following MS181 hijack, eyewitnesses give accounts
The hijacker allegedly made political demands prior to his arrest by Cypriot authorities