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.
Passagiers en crew veilig van boord. Onderzoek ter plaatse duurt nog voort.
— Koninklijke Marechaussee (@Marechaussee) November 6, 2019
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