SCHIPHOL, Netherlands — A safety alert Wednesday evening at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport started when a hijacking warning on a plane was by chance set off, a Spanish airline mentioned.
Air Europa mentioned in a tweet that the scare that despatched emergency providers speeding to the airport was a false alarm. It mentioned says a warning that triggers hijack protocols at airports “was activated, by mistake.”
The service added that that each one passengers “are safe and sound waiting to fly soon. We deeply apologize.”
“The situation is now safe,” airport spokesman Dennis Muller informed The Associated Press. “All flights can now depart.”
The navy police service earlier mentioned it was responding to a suspicious scenario on the airport on the outskirts of Amsterdam.
It was not clear how the warning was triggered.
Dutch media reported that emergency providers have been deployed in large numbers on the airport.
An AP photographer close to the principle entrance mentioned the scenario appeared calm, with navy police and civilian cops seen contained in the constructing. Cars selecting up and dropping off passengers continued to reach as regular.