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Hailemedhin Abera Found Guilty


Federal high court’s 20th criminal bench has declared ex-Ethiopian co-pilot Hailemedhin Abera guilty on one of the two charges he got indicted. The co-pilot has hijacked Ethiopian Boeing aircraft a year ago on his route from Addis Ababa to Rome to land at Geneve, Switzerland. There were 202 passengers and crew on board.

The court has been seeing on the charges in absentia. The first charge was endangering the lives of the passengers, crew and the aircraft itself by hijacking and changing the route of the airplane while the second one being causing damage and injury on those on board while he maneuvered the aircraft in a rough manner.