An Ethiopian airplane that was headed to Rome has been hijacked. The plane was flying over the Sudan when the hijacking was discovered. A signal was broadcast alerting authorities to this crime. Flight 702 did not proceed to Rome but began circling Geneva. According to the radio transmissions, the hijacker is looking for asylum. The plane has now landed in Geneva in the company of a military escort. Passengers remain on board as officials continue to monitor the plane, keeping it a safe distance away from the terminal. A hostage negotiator appears to be working with the hijackers in an attempt to resolve the situation.
By Chris Chisam