Accidental Hijack Alarm Triggers Amsterdam Airport Chaos

Accidental Hijack Alarm Triggers Amsterdam Airport Chaos

Accidental Hijack Alarm Triggers Amsterdam Airport Chaos

Spanish airline Air Europa "deeply" apologised for the incident onboard its flight from the Dutch capital to Madrid, which saw emergency vehicles swarm around the plane.

A major incident it taking place at Schiphol.

An accidental triggering of an alarm has sparked a security alert that caused the evacuation of passengers and crew from an airliner at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

Dutch police rushed to the airport - the third busiest in Europe, after London's Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport - in response to a "suspicious situation", the airport announced earlier.

Passengers have been evacuated from a plane at Amsterdam's Schipol airport after a pilot mistakenly activated a hijacking alert.

Emergency services issued a so-called Grip 3 report. "We keep you posted".

Multiple media outlets are reporting the plan as belonging to Air Europa and was reportedly heading to Madrid.

Looking at Flight Radar, it seems incoming flights were still landing at the airport but had been holding at remote stands rather than proceeding to the terminal.

Royal Military Police later tweeted the passengers and crew were "safely" off the plane and that the investigation continued, without releasing additional details.

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