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Co-pilot locks pilot out of cockpit, takes plane to Switzerland

Co-pilot locks pilot out of cockpit, takes plane to Switzerland

A Rome-bound Ethiopian Airlines jet was forced to land in Switzerland after the co-pilot locked the pilot out of the cockpit while he was in the bathroom and took control of the aircraft in an effort to claim asylum.

After landing the plane safely, the co-pilot then escaped the plane on a rope hanging out of the cockpit window, but was then detained by authorities.

Photo: Police evacuate passengers from an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land in Geneva, Switerland, early Monday. (Richard Juillart/AFP – Getty Images)

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