Vueling Denies Its Plane Was Hijacked in AmsterdamWorld | August 29, 2012, Wednesday // 16:16| views
A view of the passenger plane of Spanish airline Vueling shortly after it touched down at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam 29 August 2012 following a hijack alert. EPA/BGNES
Spanish airline Vueling has denied that its flight from Spain, which landed at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam causing a terror alert, has been hijacked.
A Vueling spokesperson said that the confusion is due to miscommunication between the pilot and the control tower, the BBC reported.
National broadcaster NOS has spoken by phone with a person it identifies as one of the passengers on board who says that the plane was calm and there was no hostage situation
The Dutch defense ministry earlier scrambled F-16 fighters to intercept the plane, which had apparently taken off from Malaga.
Dutch military police said security forces had surrounded the plane with the passengers still on board.
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