Dutch police are investigating a “suspicious situation” on board a plane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.
Police say the passengers and crew have been safely taken off the plane.
The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is currently investigating a situation on board of a plane at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. We keep you posted. https://t.co/AxwMZ7CZtT
— Schiphol (@Schiphol) November 6, 2019
The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee – a branch of the Dutch Armed Forces – is investigating.
Police have yet to confirm the nature of the incident; however, a large number of emergency services were deployed to airport and a number of departure gates were closed.
It happened on an Air Europa plane.
#AirEuropaInfo False Alarm. In the flight Amsterdam - Madrid, this afternoon was activated, by mistake, a warning that triggers protocols on hijackings at the airport. Nothing has happened, all passengers are safe and sound waiting to fly soon. We deeply apologize.
— Air Europa (@AirEuropa) November 6, 2019
The airline has tweeted to say it was a “false alarm.”
It said a warning that triggers hijacking protocols at the airport was mistakenly triggered.
“Nothing has happened, all passengers are safe and sound waiting to fly soon.
“We deeply apologise.”
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