At Amsterdam Schiphol today the airport’s D concourse was cordoned off, and passengers and crew were evacuated from aircraft. Emergency vehicles were out on the tarmac.
The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is currently investigating a situation on board of a plane at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. We keep you posted. https://t.co/AxwMZ7CZtT
— Schiphol (@Schiphol) November 6, 2019
The ‘situation on board a plane’ was rumored to be a hijacking, but that seemed to be unlikely once everyone was cleared from the aircraft. The emergency turned out to simply be a false alarm triggered by an Air Europa flight.
#AirEuropaInfo False Alarm. In the flight Amsterdam – Madrid, this afternoon was activated, by mistake, a warning that triggers protocols on hijackings at the airport. Nothing has happened, all passengers are safe and sound waiting to fly soon. We deeply apologize.
— Air Europa (@AirEuropa) November 6, 2019
The airline ‘deeply apologizes’ and the cockpit crew is no doubt pretty embarrassed themselves.