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Ethiopian co-pilot hijacks own jet

Swiss to file charges; prosecutor says asylum bid looks thin

Posted: February 18, 2014 at 3:16 a.m.

Police stand on the stairs after passengers were evacuated from a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Plane on the airport in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.The aircraft traveling from Addis Abeda, Ethiopia, to Rome, Italy, has landed at Geneva's international airport early Monday morning. Swiss authorities have arrested the co-pilot. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

GENEVA — The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet en route to Rome from Ethiopia seized control of the Boeing 767-300 early Monday and flew it to Geneva, where he asked for asylum, a spokesman for the Geneva police said.

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