Schiphol airport security drama false alarm


A passenger plane has been forced to land at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport and boarded by Dutch forces amid fears of a hijacking that proved unfounded.

Dutch F-16 fighters were scrambled to intercept the aircraft, en route from Malaga, Spain. Once it landed at Schiphol it was boarded by armed security forces who discovered the false alarm. A miscommunication between the pilot and the control tower reportedly triggered the confusion.

The airport had already been partially closed after the discovery of what was thought to be a bomb left over from the Second World War.

The BBC's Anna Holligan reports.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.