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Ethiopian plane hijacked
to Geneva by co-pilot

Associated Press, by John Heilprin

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Posted By:HoneyBadger, 2/17/2014 7:09:09 AM

GENEVA — An Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked a plane bound for Rome on Monday and flew it to Geneva, where he wanted to seek asylum, officials said. The Boeing 767-300 plane with 202 passengers and crew aboard had taken off from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and landed in the Swiss city at about 6 a.m. (0500 GMT). Officials said no one on the flight was injured.Geneva airport chief executive Robert Deillon told reporters that the co-pilot, an Ethiopian man born in 1983, took control of the plane when the pilot ventured outside the cockpit. “The pilot went to the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 2/17/2014 8:18:10 AM     (No. 9735531)

Why didn´t he ask for asylum in Somalia, or Nigeria?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 2/17/2014 2:26:05 PM     (No. 9736025)

Ooops! Switzerland (wisely) is not part of the EU and doesn´t automatically admit asylum-seekers. My money is on the co-pilot having a short stay and then back to Addis Ababa.


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