Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian Airline bound for Rome

(CBS) - The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airline aircraft hijacks a plane bound for Rome.
 
The USA today reports it happened while the pilot was in the bathroom. The Boeing aircraft had just taken off from Ethiopia.  Authorities say the co-pilot then flew the plane to Geneva, Switzerland, where he wanted to seek Asylum.

After landing in Geneva, the co-pilot turned himself in. 202 passengers and crew on board at the time. No one on the flight was hurt. Geneva's airport was closed to other flights for about two hours after the hijacked plane landed.

 


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