Passengers searched after leaving hijacked plane

Passengers on board the hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane in Geneva have been searched by police as they disembarked the aircraft.

The passengers then boarded a bus near the plane, which was parked near the end of the runway away from the terminal building.

Airport security made contact with flight ET-702 to allow the first passengers to disembark. Credit: RTV
Passengers were seen being checked by security before boarding airport buses. Credit: RTV
Airport police have said all passengers and crew are safe and a single hijacker has been arrested. Credit: RTV

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Co-pilot arrested after plane forced to land at Geneva

The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane, which was en route to Rome but forced to land in Geneva, has been arrested. The unnamed man has asked for asylum in Switzerland.