Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Authorities isolate Saudia Airlines plane at NAIA after threat warning

A Saudia Airlines flight has been placed in an isolation area at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said its Emergency Services Department received an advisory from the NAIA control tower that Saudia Airlines Flight SV872 is "under threat." The MIAA and the Philippine National Aviation Security Group are now on site with the aircraft. The MIAA also said Saudia Airlines executives are at the scene. Passport check Speaking to CNN Philippines Senior Correspondent Pia Hontiveros, Saudia SV872 passenger Engr. Dimasira Macabando said their flight landed at 2 p.m., but that the passengers are being kept inside the aircraft. Macabando said the pilot told them that the police will board the plane to inspect their passports. He said everything seemed "very normal" in the flight, but that they got news reports from outside that their plane had been hijacked.

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