Breaking news out of Amsterdam this morning with reports all flights in and out of the airport have been suspended.
Dutch police has been investigating a “suspicious situation” on board a plane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, 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 has since reported that all passengers and crew have been safely removed from the aircraft.
The nature of the incident is unknown as investigations continue, however, it has been 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 suggest that the incident was a false alarm.
— Alex Morgan (@NewsAMorgan) November 6, 2019
UPDATE (7:30AM): Amsterdam Schiphol Airport confirm that the emergency was triggered by pilot accidentally setting off hijack alarm.
#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