The 58-year-old Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane yesterday gave a victory sign to journalists as he left a court in Cyprus in a police car.
Seif a-Din Mustafa’s court appearance in Larnaca was brief with local police granted more time to hold him as they investigate the hijacking of an EgyptAir domestic flight.
He wasn’t asked to speak, and looked tired and drawn.
Police said he faced possible charges of air piracy, kidnapping and reckless and threatening behaviour.
His motivations for forcing flight MS181 to divert to Larnaca are said to be personal, involving his Cypriot ex-wife.