Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and other members of the Cypriot delegation that has been in New York for the UN General Assembly, returned to New York overnight after the private plane on which they were travelling had some technical problems.

The plane that was carrying the President, his wife and other officials left New York’s JFK airport as planned on Saturday afternoon, when three hours into the flight above the Atlantic, the pilot noticed a crack in his window.

As New York was closer than the UK, where the plane was headed, the pilot decided for safety reasons to return there. The President and the rest of the delegation returned to their hotel for the night. Today it will be decided how they will return to Cyprus.

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Government Spokesman and other officials were also on the flight.

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