Hijack false alarm on Malaga flight

LAST UPDATED: 8 Sep, 2012 @ 07:32
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Hijack false alarm on Malaga flight

By James Bryce

FEARS a plane carrying 180 passengers had been hijacked en route from Malaga to the Netherlands have been allayed after the incident was confirmed as a false alarm.

The Vueling aircraft was intercepted by two Dutch F-16 fighter jets, which escorted it into Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, after the plane’s Spanish pilot lost contact with Dutch air traffic control.

“There was never any danger. There was a lack of communication between the pilot and the tower and the airport has activated the security protocol,” a spokesman for Spanish airline Vueling said.

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  1. Is this really the state of affairs of flying?
    A thousand tons of metal,fuel,spinning parts, 180+ souls, and just one crappy radioset between them and a military repsonce with possible missiles fired raining death and destruction down on some poor town….

    No one had a mobile phone? oh wait those can bring down planes cant they?!

    PS. FIRST!

  2. they also say that the control tower heard arab music…. …. Probably the pilot was enjoying some good flamenco music and the dutch tower does not know the difference… :-) So they got in Panic…..

    But Also they say that the pilot was flying in a strange way and on places where he was not allowed…..

    To be continued …

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