Sunday, 16 February 2014

Ethiopian Airlines flight reportedly hijacked and flown to Geneva

Reports say flight ET702 from Addis Ababa to Rome was flying over Sudan when it signalled a hijacking.
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The plane’s track as it circled over Geneva, captured on flightradar24.com

A hijacked Ethiopian airliner has landed at Geneva, an airport spokesman says.
The Boeing 767-300 flight from Addis Ababa to Rome was flying over Sudan when it signaled a hijacking, reports say.
Ethiopian Airlines said one of its flights was “forced to proceed” to Geneva, but all passengers and crew were safe at the airport, Reuters reported. It did not confirm the plane had been hijacked.
It was not immediately clear who had seized the plane, if any demands had been made, or whether passengers and crew were still on board.

A Geneva airport spokesman, Bertrand Staempfli, said a hijacked plane had landed early on Monday morning, without identifying the carrier.
The flight’s path, picked up on the site flightradar24.com, showed the plane circling numerous times over Geneva before landing.
The airport was closed due to an “unspecified security incident”, CNN reported. source
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/17/ethiopian-airlines-hijacked-geneva