Communication Breakdown Prompts Dutch Fear of Plane Hijacking

Jets scramble, but everything's okay.


Flight VY 8366, operated by the budget Spanish Vueling carrier, was travelling with 183 passengers from Malaga to Schiphol when it lost radio contact with Dutch air traffic control.

"We received news that a plane headed for the airport was accompanied by two F-16 fighters and no contact was possible. We were obliged to activate certain security protocols, said Martijn Peelen, a Dutch police spokesman.

"There was no communication with the crew at all."