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Co-pilot demands asylum after hacking plane

  • A co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane hijacked the aircraft and sought asylum in Switzerland. He flew the plane, which was originally headed to Rome - to Geneva. Reports suggest that no one was injured during the hijack and the passengers weren't even aware that the plane was hijacked. 

    The hijacker eventually announced to nearby police after landing and surrendered. It's not clear as to why he wanted asylum but the incident didn't help him. According to a prosector, the man is being charged and could face up to 20 years behind bars. "Technically there is no connection between asylum and the fact he committed a crime to come here," he said. "But I think his chances are not very high."

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