Saudia Plane Mistakenly Hits Hijack Alert Button in Manila Airport Scare

September 20, 2016 9:50 AM

3 0

Saudia Plane Mistakenly Hits Hijack Alert Button in Manila Airport Scare

Manila, Philippines (AP) -- The flight crew of a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane mistakenly pressed a hijack warning button as it approached Manila's airport on Tuesday, causing airport officials to mobilize security forces and isolate the jet after it landed, Philippine officials said.

Manila airport manager Eddie Monreal and other officials said Flight SV872 from Jiddah made the distress call about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the airport. Airport authorities asked for a verification of the emergency message and the flight crew confirmed the distress call twice, he said. It was ...

Also read: No survivors likely in crash of Pakistani plane carrying about 40 people

Read more

To category page

Loading...