November 25, 2015
GENEVA (AP) - Swiss officials say the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines plane traveling from the Ethiopian capital to Rome was the plane's co-pilot.
An airport official in Geneva says the co-pilot wanted asylum in Switzerland, so he locked himself in the cockpit when the pilot stepped away to use the bathroom.
A few minutes after landing the plane in Geneva, the co-pilot climbed out of the cockpit window with a rope.
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