Ethiopian Airlines Jet Hijacked by Co-Pilot

2014-02-17 03:11:38 | Al Muslim News
Ethiopian Airlines Jet Hijacked by Co-Pilot

 

A hijacked Ethiopian plane that landed at Geneva airport was diverted from Rome by the co-pilot, who sought asylum due to fear of persecution in Ethiopia, police spokesman Pierre Grangean told in a news conference. The unnamed co-pilot, an Ethiopian born in 1983, locked the cockpit door when the pilot went to the toilet. He then asked to refuel at Geneva, landed the plane, climbed down from the cockpit window on a rope, and gave himself up to police. The co-pilot was unarmed and there was no threaten to crew or passengers, Grangean said. The co-pilot is under police custody and being questioned..

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