Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

National and World

August 29, 2012

Reports: Plane from Spain to Amsterdam hijacked

BLUEFIELD —

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch media are reporting that a passenger plane has possibly been hijacked en route from Malaga in Spain to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

News website Nu.nl reports that the plane was escorted to Schiphol on Wednesday by two F16 fighter jets. The report cited the Defense Ministry.

Nu.nl reports that the plane is from carrier Vueling.

Airport authorities did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

No further details were immediately available.

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