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Plane hijack scare in Amsterdam

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 21:56

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Reports of a passenger plane being hijacked in Amsterdam`s Schiphol airport turned out to be a scare on Wednesday.

The plane was en route from Malaga in Spain to Amsterdam`s Schiphol Airport.

According to reports, the plane was escorted to Schiphol by two F-16 fighter jets. As no radio contact was being established with the pilot, there were apprehensions of reports of a possible hijack.

The Vueling plane was parked at a remote corner of Schiphol, about two kilometers from the main terminal, surrounded by security personnel and several ambulances, according to photographers at the scene.

Meanwhile, Spanish airline Vueling, that owns the plane, has denied reports that it had been hijacked.

"There was never any danger. There was a lack of communication between the pilot and the tower and the airport has activated the security protocol," a spokeswoman for Spanish carrier Vueling said.

(With Agency inputs)

First Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 18:25
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