LIVE BHARATH : VALLETTA: An internal flight in Libya was hijacked and diverted to Malta wherever it landed on Friday.
The state-owned airline Afriqiyah Airways The Airbus A320 was flying inside Libya with 118 people aboard.
The hijackers had threatened to blow the plane up.
Maltese PM Joseph Muscat tweeted: “Informed of potential hijack situation of a #Libya internal flight diverted to #Malta. Security and emergency operations standing by -JM”.