BREAKING: passengers and crew safe and sound following possible hijacking at Schiphol

Passengers and crew are now reportedly safe and sound following the possible hijacking of a plane at Schiphol airport. 

UPDATE 21:08: Air Europa have confirmed that a pilot mistakenly triggered the hijacking alarm and apologised for the incident on Twitter.


What a relief! Police and emergency services are still trying to figure out what went on when the pilot pressed the hijacking alarm button earlier this evening. The event took place while passengers were boarding, with 27 being on board at the time of the hijacking.

Emergency services were called to Schiphol earlier this evening to deal with the situation.

Feature image: Demian Smit /Pexels

Ailish Lalor
Ailish Lalor
Ailish was born in Sydney, Australia, but grew up by a forest in south-east Ireland, which she has attempted to replace with a living room filled with plants in The Hague. Besides catering to her army of pannenkoekenplantjes, Ailish spends her days convincing her friends that all food is better slightly burnt, plotting ways to hang out with dogs and cats, and of course, writing for DutchReview.


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