- The hijacker has a criminal record that includes fraud and drug charges, ministry says
- The hijacker took over the plane because of his ex-wife, Cyprus says
- A pilot says the hijacker claimed he had an explosive belt
Cairo (CNN)Farrah El Dibany thought something was odd. Her Tuesday EgyptAir flight was taking too long to get from Alexandria to Cairo, the plane was headed out over the Mediterranean Sea, and then, crew members began taking passengers' passports.