Nothing has happened, all passengers are safe and sound waiting to fly soon.
A hijacking scare at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport was a "false alarm", the plane's airline said Wednesday. A warning that "triggers protocols on hijackings at the airport" was activated by mistake on a flight from Amsterdam to Madrid, according to a tweet from the airline.
About 27 people boarding an aircraft when a pilot in the cockpit pressed an emergency distress button on the control console, according to broadcaster NOS. "We keep you posted", the airport said on social media. Reports from inside the airport hint at an event with "major consequences for the population".
Reports on Twitter suggest three men armed with knives were trying to hijack an outbound flight - and there are suggestions hostages have been taken on board a plane. Flights were taking off and landing normally during that time.
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However, passengers at the airport are reported a state of lockdown, and a heavy armed response presence.
One journalist at the scene tweeted images showing emergency vehicles on the airport's tarmac.
Simple Flying are incredibly relieved that this turned out to be a false alarm.
Passengers and crew are safely off board.