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Ethiopian plane hijacked to Geneva by co-pilot
Ethiopian plane hijacked to Geneva by co-pilot

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 about 6 a.m. (0500 GMT). Officials said no one on the flight was injured and the hijacker was taken into custody after surrendering to police. It wasn't immediately clear why the co-pilot, an Ethiopian man born in 1983 whose name wasn't released, wanted asylum. It also was unclear why he chose Switzerland which, unlike Italy, isn't a member of...