Home > News > World
Monday February 17, 2014 MYT 3:29:00 PM
Monday February 17, 2014 MYT 3:35:22 PM
A photo taken with a portable telephone on Feb 17, 2014 in Geneva shows the Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome which was on hijacked and forced to land in Geneva. - AFP
GENEVA (AFP) - An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome was on Monday hijacked and forced to land in Geneva, where the hijacker has been arrested, police said.
Flight ET-702 from Addis Ababa to Rome "was hijacked... it landed in Geneva at 6am (0500 GMT)," Geneva police spokesman Christophe Fortis told AFP, adding that the alleged hijacker "has been arrested."
"The airport has been closed and the situation is under control," he said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries and in a statement in Addis Ababa Ethiopian Airlines said "the passengers are safe and sound."
Tags / Keywords:
Ethiopian Airlines, Rome, Geneva, flight ET 702, Addis Ababa
Colleen McCullough, Australian author of The Thorn Birds, dies
Hopes of return muted in devastated Syrian Kurdish town
Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap
Japanese hostage's wife begs Tokyo, Amman to save husband
Plenty of great fun and adventure pursuits in Adelaide
Healthy living in the heart of Ampang
Change of stance at his convenience
Nokia beats profit forecasts, lifted by N. America sales
Selangor must wake up and buck up
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)