Amsterdam Schiphol airport evacuated due to 'situation on plane'

Clay Curtis
November 7, 2019

"We deeply apologise", Air Europa said on Twitter. Around 6.5 million people pass through the airport every month, according to statistics published on Schiphol's website.

"The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is now investigating a situation on board of a plane at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol", the airport said.

The statement came as Dutch police said Wednesday they were investigating a "suspicious incident" on a plane Schiphol airport, Europe's third largest.

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The crew and passengers aboard a flight at Amsterdam's main airport have deboarded their plane after earlier reports of suspicious incident. Nothing has happened, all passengers are perfectly waiting to fly soon. It said says a warning that triggers hijack protocols at airports "was activated, by mistake".

According to De Telegraaf, Dutch emergency management authorities issued a 'Grip 3 report, ' a procedure usually initiated in case of "an incident or serious event with major consequences for the population".

However, passengers at the airport are reported a state of lockdown, and a heavy armed response presence. "We keep you posted", the airport said on social media. Flights were taking off and landing normally during that time.

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