Plane hijack ‘false alarm’ at Palma airport

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A HIJACK false alarm has caused authorities to take control of the Son Sant Joan airport in Palma today (Monday, May 18).
A confusing conversation, the details of which have not been released, between the pilot of a plane arriving from the East Midlands (UK) and the control tower has sparked suspicions amongst staff members who thought that the cockpit could have been taken by a hijacker.
Authorities at the control tower have activated the ‘illicit plane take over’ protocol, and an emergency meeting has been called amongst the Guardia Civil and National Police high authorities in the Balearic Islands.
Officers have proceeded to surround the aircraft and have contacted the pilot from the runaway.
Finally, they have confirmed that there was no evidence of hijacking, deactivating the protocol shortly after.




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