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A Saudi Airlines jet that arrived at 3pm local time from Jeddah has been isolated at Manila airport in the Philippines, after the pilot was advised that the plane was ‘under threat’ according to Reuters that cited communications from the control tower.

Metropolitan Manila’s police chief is heading to the airport, stating there is a “situation” there, local radio reports.

Some local reports on Twitter suggest the plane may have been hijacked, but this is not yet officially confirmed.

https://twitter.com/dzmmteleradyo/status/778152345066676224

It has been revealed the plane is currently carrying over 300 passengers.

Other flights have not be affected.

More details to come

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Manal Al Oran
Manal Al Oran
2016-09-20 11:45

False alarm: Saudi airlines pilot made ‘distress call’ by mistake