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Vueling Airlines plane not hijacked, officials say

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AMSTERDAM (AP) - Spanish airline Vueling says that fears that one of its planes was hijacked en route from Malaga in Spain to Schiphol Airport were unfounded.

The airline said on Twitter on Wednesday that "Amsterdam's protocol for security was activated owing to a temporary loss of communication between the plane and air traffic control."

National Dutch broadcaster NOS spoke by phone with a person it identified as one of the passengers on board who said that the plane was calm and there was no hostage situation.

Media had reported that the plane was escorted to Schiphol by two F16 fighter jets.

 

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