Co-Pilot Hijacked Own Aircraft — to Seek Asylum in Switzerland

When the pilot of the Boeing 767-300 aircraft — which operated as Ethiopian Airlines flight 702 and was carrying 193 passengers from Addis Ababa to Rome — left the cockpit to use the lavatory earlier today, Hailemedhin Abera Tegegn was in control of the plane and decided to take that opportunity to “hijack” the aircraft to Geneva in order to seek asylum. At some time when Tegegn — the co-pilot and second in command of the aircraft who is 31 years of age — took control of the airplane…

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