Ethiopian Airlines flight ET702 hijacked by the co-pilot flown to Geneva
Ethiopian Airlines flight ET702 hijacked by the co-pilot flown to Geneva. The 30-year-old Ethiopian pilot reportedly took control of the plane when its captain went to the rest room. The co-pilot then locked himself in the cockpit and diverted the plane to Geneva International Airport. The plane was parked at a far end of a runway crowded with police and other emergency vehicles today morning. The flight was carrying about 200 people and was hijacked as it flew over Sudan, The co-pilot then locked himself in the cockpit and diverted the plane to Geneva International Airport, and before landing at the airport, asked for asylum. Upon landing, he escaped through the cockpit window using a rope before turning himself over to police, the report said. All the passengers and crew of the Boeing 767-300 were evacuated unharmed. according to some of the passengers was the regimes crackdown on opposition and the recent wanton land grabbing. Flights to Geneva from Newark and Washington in the United States and Moscow in Russia have been diverted, and flights from Lugano and Zurich in Switzerland have been cancelled We remember an Ethiopian Airlines flight between Addis Ababa and Nairobi was hijacked in 1996 by three Ethiopians. The plane crash-landed in the Indian Ocean when it ran out of fuel, killing 125 people, as well as the hijackers.