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Co-pilot Hijacks Plane To Geneva, Seeks Asylum

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February 17, 2014 AT 4:46 AM
An Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot locked his colleague out of the cockpit, hijacked a Rome-bound plane, and landed Monday in Geneva, all in an attempt to seek asylum in Switzerland, officials said. The Boeing 767-300 plane, with 202 passengers and crew, had taken off from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and landed in the Swiss city at about 6 a.m. Geneva time. Officials said no one on the flight was injured, and the hijacker was taken into custody after surrendering to police.