In flight, the copilot contracted air traffic
control to alert authorities he had hijacked.
Passengers were initially unaware of the
hijacking however, things became clear something
was wrong when the copilot announced over the
intercom system he would crash the plane.
The aircraft rapidly descended, many passengers
were jolted in their seats, one passenger had
stated he thought the aircraft was falling from
the sky. The aircrafts oxygen masks had
For 90 minutes Fight 702 had circled Geneva
Airport while Italian and French fighter jets
were scrambled to assess the situation, the
airport was then closed to all other traffic.
The copilot had informed air traffic control
that he was running dangerously low on fuel at
which point the Boeing 767 was cleared to land.