Co-Pilot Hijacks Ethiopian Plane

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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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