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Those Lazy Swiss Flyers

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Fighter jets from France were forced in February to accompany the hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane commandeered by the co-pilot, who'd diverted the plane to Geneva to apply for asylum. The Swiss air force would usually have taken over the mission in its own air space, but the incident occurred at 4:30 a.m., and Swiss air force pilots were likely still asleep, as they work only "regular office hours," beginning at 8 a.m. (French military officials said they're accustomed to covering for Switzerland.)

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