Ethiopian airliner intercepted by Italian fighter jets
Believed to be hijacked by co-pilot, escorted to France17 February, 11:36
Bearing 200 passengers, the plane is believed to have been hijacked by the co-pilot in a bid to receive political asylum.
The Italian fighter jets escorted the plane to France, where it was taken over by French military aircraft.
The suspected hijacker expressed intent to land in Geneva, Switzerland, but has not shown any hostile intent.