Security Scare Involving Plane Landing at Amsterdam Airport

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Dutch military police say security forces surrounded a plane after it landed at Amsterdam's international airport Wednesday, but the airline involved said reports of a highjacking were false.

Western news agencies quoted an official from the Spanish airline Vueling as saying the security scare came after a “miscommunication” between the pilot and the control tower at Schiphol Airport.

A spokesman for the Dutch military police says security forces surrounded the plane after it landed, because of fears of a hijacking.

The aircraft was arriving in Amsterdam after a flight from the Spanish city of Malaga.