Passengers Tell of Terror as Co-Pilot Hijacks Plane 2/19/14
GENEVA - Passengers describe frightening hours on an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was taken over by a co-pilot who wanted asylum in Switzerland.
One passenger says the co-pilot threatened to crash the plane if the pilot didn't stop pounding on the cockpit door to get in.
Another says, "I thought that the co-pilot had gone nuts."
Passengers say oxygen masks also came down.
Authorities say the co-pilot locked the cockpit door and took over the controls when the pilot went to the bathroom. The plane, that was supposed to fly to Rome, landed safely in Geneva.
The co-pilot is in custody.