Rome bound Ethiopian Airlines ‘forced’ to land in Geneva

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Addis Ababa, February 17 (WIC) – Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-702 on scheduled service departing from Addis Ababa to Rome was ‘forced’ to land in Geneva Airport, Switzerland.
Ethiopian Airlines announced on its website that the flight has landed safely at Geneva Airport and all passengers and crew are safe.
“Ethiopian Airlines is making immediate arrangements to fly its esteemed customers on-board the flight to their intended destinations,” Ethiopian Airlines said.
Several news outlets are reporting that the incident is caused by a suspected hijacking after flight ET-702 reportedly squawked 7500. Squawk 7500 is code indicating a hijacking.
Flight ET-702 reportedly circled over Geneva for several minutes before it landed at the airport, which was closed by authorities.