Hijacking in Amsterdam: the pilot accidentally pressed the alarm button

Захват самолета в Амстердаме: пилот случайно нажал кнопку тревоги

In the incident at some time was closed the D-terminal of the air port.

The pilot of the aircraft at the Dutch airport Schiphol by mistake pressed the alarm button, signaling the attempted theft of the ship. This was announced on Twitter by the airline Air Europa, which owns the plane.

“False alarm, – stated in the message. – On Board aircraft performing a flight between Amsterdam and Madrid, by mistake you pressed the alarm button, which launched in the airport action Protocol in case of capture.”

“Nothing happened, all passengers expect a speedy departure, added the airline. We’re sorry about the incident”.

Chairman of the Dutch Association of air traffic controllers Willem Schmid in an interview with the Netherlands broadcasting Corporation expressed the opinion that “something could go wrong when the pilot passed a four-digit code in preparation for departure”.

In the incident at some time was closed the D-terminal of the air port. Arrived at the scene, special forces, police, fire and ambulance. The situation was rated the third degree of danger which means a “potential threat to the well being of the population within the same municipality”.

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