Security alert at Amsterdam airport over situation on plane

Security alert at Amsterdam airport over situation on plane

The incident is at Schiphol airport.

Air Europe has now confirmed that the hijacking alert was a false alarm.

Air Europa tweeted shortly after to explain that the a warning that activates hijacking protocols was accidentally triggered on a flight from Amsterdam to Madrid.

It then soon transpired that the incident was a false alarm and that the pilot had pressed the emergency code by accident.

Emergency services have issued a Grip-3 report, De Telegraaf reported.

Security lock down at #schipol anyone knows what's going on at #ams #AmsterdamAirport?

Dutch military police tweeted that they were investigating a "suspicious situation" onboard a plane and said more information would follow. 'The investigation is continuing at the location, ' the Twitter message said. "We keep you posted", the airport said on social media. According to unconfirmed reports a plane scheduled to fly from Amsterdam to Madrid was "hijacked by three men with knives" on Wednesday evening.

Flight-tracking website Flightradar24 said the situation was affecting flights at the airport's Piers D and E, even-numbered gates.

Whatever is happening at Amsterdam #Schiphol has inbound flights still landing but then holding at remote stands rather than continuing to the terminals.

Two trauma have responded to the airport, NU.nl reported.

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