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Ethiopian plane hijacked to Geneva by co-pilot

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Posted: Feb 17, 2014 1:30 AM

Updated: Feb 17, 2014 1:31 AM

GENEVA (AP) A Swiss official says that the co-pilot of the Ethiopian Airlines plane forced to land in Geneva took control of the aircraft while the pilot was in the bathroom and wanted to seek asylum in Switzerland.

Geneva airport chief executive Robert Deillon told reporters Monday that the co-pilot an Ethiopian man born in 1983 locked himself in the cockpit after taking control.

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