Earlier reports that a Saudi plane was ‘under threat’ in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, have proven to be false.
The situation was described as over.
“Situation is normal. It was alleged that the pilot pressed the emergency light of the aircraft unintentionally,” Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde said.
It was revealed the pilot had accidentally activated the false alarm signifying a hijack was occurring.
“False alarm for hijack for Flight 872,” the spokesman said.
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@Saudi_Airlines was “a false hijacking alarm”; situation described as over