News breaking fast tonight over social media about a possible hijacked plane circling over Geneva. The plane being buzzed about on Twitter: Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702, which was scheduled to arrive in Rome.

Twitchy will continue to update as news develops.

Update: Aviation journalists and social media users have been tracking the plane. It has apparently landed in Geneva. There are reports that pilots have either exited out the cockpit window or have informed the control tower of their plans to do so.

https://twitter.com/matthewnrobb/status/435280788502757376

Indeed it is, but we pray that all are safe on board and that the incident is over soon with everyone out alive and well.

Update: The airspace around Geneva is reportedly closed.

Keep those prayers up, folks.

Update: Here’s a statement from Ethiopian Airlines, which states that Flight 702 was “forced to proceed” to Geneva.

Update: Here’s a statement from Ethiopian Airlines, which says Flight 702 was “forced to proceed” to Geneva.

Update:

#ET702 update: Geneva airspace ‘closed’, other planes reportedly diverted or circling; statement from Ethiopian Airlines posted, then deleted

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