Thursday 14 November 2019

Security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after hijacking alarm activated by mistake

Dutch military police have tweeted that they are investigating a suspicious situation on an aircraft at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.
Dutch military police have tweeted that they are investigating a suspicious situation on an aircraft at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Passengers and crew were removed from a plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport during a major security alert, after a hijacking alarm was activated by mistake.

The military police service earlier said they were responding to a suspicious situation at the airport on the outskirts of Amsterdam.

Dutch media reported that emergency services were deployed in large numbers on Wednesday night.

But Air Europa later tweeted that it had been a false alarm.

They said that a warning that triggers protocols on hijackings at the airport was activated by mistake.

"Nothing has happened, all passengers are safe and sound waiting to fly soon. We deeply apologize," they tweeted.

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