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Hijacker of Ethiopian flight held at Geneva airport: police

English.news.cn   2014-02-17 15:58:16

Police officers help a passenger disembark the hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702 at Geneva International Airport on Monday. (Xinhua)

Police officers help a passenger disembark the hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702 at Geneva International Airport on Feb. 17, 2014. (Xinhua)

GENEVA, Feb 17 (Xinhua) -- The hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Rome but diverted to Geneva early Monday has been detained and the passengers and crew onboard are safe, according to Geneva airport police.

Police said the situation is "under control," though the airport has been temporarily closed.

The Boeing 767-300 flight from Addis Abba to Milan via Rome was forced to land at Geneva International Airport at 6:00 am (0500 GMT) Monday after reportedly being hijacked while flying over Sudan.

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Hijacked Ethiopian Airlines' flight lands in Geneva: reports

GENEVA, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- A hijacked Ethiopian Airlines' flight landed early Monday at Geneva International Airport, but the situation on the plane was still unclear, according to multiple reports.  Full story

Editor: Yang Yi
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