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Evacuation of Ethiopia Airlines plane 'went well'

The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis Ababa to Rome hijacked the aircraft before it landed safely in Geneva, according to Swiss authorities.

The man - who has been arrested - apparently waited for the pilot to go to the toilet before locking himself in the cockpit.

Geneva airport chief executive Robert Deillon said that the hijacker had handed himself over to police and that the evacuation of the passengers on board had taken place in an orderly fashion.

  • 17 Feb 2014
  • From the section Europe
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