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Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian Airlines plane

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Swiss police say an Ethiopian pilot hijacked his own plane and flew to Switzerland, seeking asylum. (Source: SWISS TV/CNN) Swiss police say an Ethiopian pilot hijacked his own plane and flew to Switzerland, seeking asylum. (Source: SWISS TV/CNN)

(SWISS TV/CNN) – The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines jet hijacked his own plane and flew it to Geneva with more than 200 passengers and crew on board.

He was arrested after landing. No one was hurt.

Swiss police say the Ethiopian hijacker wants political asylum. The plane was originally heading for Rome.

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