All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hijack’

Ethiopian Airlines Co-Pilot Hijacks Flight To Rome

Early Monday morning, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 was bound for Rome when it was hijacked by a co-pilot identified as Hailemedehin Abera Tagegn. The hijacker waited for the pilot to take a toilet break then locked himself inside the cockpit. Tagegn steered the plane to Geneva, Switzerland seeking asylum. He then announced via radio that he would land in Geneva …

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Ethiopian Airlines: Unarmed Hijacker; Unharmed Passengers

“Wait… we were hijacked?” The 202 travelers of Flight 702 likely asked themselves this once they were safe and sound on Swiss ground. Even the pilot of the Ethiopian airliner didn’t realize the plane he was flying from Addis Ababa to Rome had been hijacked until he emerged from the lavatory. During his bathroom break, his co-pilot barricaded himself in …

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