Major security scare at Schiphol airport, ‘passengers and crew safe’

Military police at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport are investigating a ‘security situation’, involving an Air Europa flight due to leave for Madrid at 19.10.

Pier D has been closed to all passengers and prime minister Mark Rutte has said he is being kept in touch with developments.

Dutch media are reporting that a member of the crew had pressed the button to report a hijacking, sparking the security scare. In total 27 passengers had boarded the plane before the alarm was given, broadcaster NOS said.

Shortly after 8.30pm, the military police issued a new message stating that ‘passengers and crew are safely out out of the plane’. ‘The investigation is continuing at the location,’ the Twitter message said.

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