Security forces surrounded and entered a plane at Schiphol airport after miscommunication between pilots and air traffic control led authorities to believe there was hostage situation on board a flight from Malaga.
Reuters initially reported, citing local media, military police in Amsterdam saying they suspected a hijacker was board the plane at Schiphol airport.
However the airline, Vueling, said it was a misunderstanding between pilot and air traffic control led the plane to be intercepted by F16 fighter jets over hostage fears.
A spokesperson said: "The plane approached the airport in an unusual way. This led to a mis-communication between the pilot and the control-tower."
The reports of a hostage situation at Schiphol came after the airport was part-closed following suspicions that a World War II bomb had been discovered.
According to AP Schiphol is one of the biggest airports in Europe.
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