False alarm for plane hijack at AMS today

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    Fortunately it was a false alarm caused by a miscommunication between the pilot of the Vueling aircraft and the AMS control tower.

    But nevertheless, Dutch air force F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to intercercept the Vueling flight which was en route from Malaga to Amsterdam.

    When the plane touched down it was then boarded by armed security forces who then discovered it was a false alarm.

    It’s been a day of drama at AMS. Earlier an unexploded WW11 bomb caused part of the terminal to be closed which led to flight delays.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19407429

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