It’s been revealed that fears of an attempted hijacking at an airport in Amsterdam this morning proved to be a false alarm.
Air Europa said on Twitter that an alarm that triggers protocols of a hijacking was accidentally activated by the pilot at Schiphol Airport.
#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
Earlier this morning it was reported that all flights in and out of the airport had been suspended as Dutch Police investigated a suspicious situation” on board a plane, according to BBC.
Dutch police deployed to plane at Schiphol airport https://t.co/J9gqpTaHan
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 6, 2019
There were allegedly fears of an attempted hijacking on board the plane that is on the ground, and was bound for Madrid.
BBC later eported that all passengers and crew have been safely removed from the aircraft.
At the time, the incident was described as a GRIP-3 situation by Dutch official, meaning an incident or serious event with major consequences to a local population.
Some reports on Twitter began to suggest that the incident was a false alarm and this was later confirmed
All passengers and crew have been safely evacuated from a plane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport following a reported hijacking which Air Europa says was a false alarm. #SchipholAirport
— Breaking News (@NewsAlertUK_) November 6, 2019
— Alex Morgan (@NewsAMorgan) November 6, 2019