Plane hijackers surrender in Malta after 4 hours

More than 100 passengers and crew have made it off a hijacked plane alive in Malta.

The domestic Libyan flight was taken over by two men who threatened to blow up the aircraft with hand grenades.

It is believed they may be pro-gaddafi supporters who made a list of demands, including asylum in Malta.  It took negotiators around four hours to resolve the standoff.


The Afriqiyah Airways A320 with around 120 people on board landed in Malta.

The men were seen leaving the aircraft in handcuffs after it landed.  Two guns and one hand grenade have so far been located.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat posted tweets about the ongoing drama.

He also put up a video (posted below).