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Ethiopian Airlines plane hijacked by second pilot – Geneva police

February 17, 2014, 12:40 UTC+3 GENEVA
The Ethiopian hijacker said he landed the plane in Geneva to get political asylum in Switzerland
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GENEVA, February 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Geneva police said on Monday it was the second pilot, who hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines plane Boeing 767 en route from Addis Ababa to Rome.

During the flight he locked the crew cabin, landed the plane in Geneva and rappelled off the plane to the ground, where he was arrested, the police told at a news conference.

The Ethiopian hijacker said he landed the plane in Geneva to get political asylum in Switzerland.

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