Libyan plane hijackers surrender in Malta
according to rapporteur report from France24,link,The hijackers had been searched and taken into custody, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Twitter hours after an Afriqiyah Airways plane landed in the tiny Mediterranean island nation.
The surrender followed the release of all passengers and crew members on board the A320. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Afriqiyah Airways plane with 111 passengers and seven crew members on board, had been on a domestic route from the southern Libyan city of Sabha to the capital Tripoli but was re-routed.
Maltese government sources initially said a single hijacker was on board and had told crew that he had a grenade. However an Afriqiyah Airways official later said there were two hijackers.
Hijackers claim to be Gaddafi supporters
One of the hijackers told a Libyan TV station he was the head of a party supporting the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The man, who gave his name as Moussa Shaha, told Libya's Channel TV station by phone that he was the head of Al-Fateh Al-Jadeed, or The New Al-Fateh. Al-Fateh is the name that Gaddafi gave to September, the month he staged a coup in 1969. The word came to signify his coming to power.