Dutch police probing 'suspicious situation' on plane

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Nothing has happened, all passengers are perfectly OK and waiting to fly soon.

According to CNN affiliate RTL Netherlands, an alarm sounded at Schiphol Airport.

Dutch police during the false hijack alert at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam.

Passengers have been evacuated from a plane at Amsterdam's Schipol airport after a pilot mistakenly activated a hijacking alert. "We keep you posted".

The incident was taking place at gate D3, according to newspaper De Telegraaf, with other sites reporting the incident is connected to an Air Europa flight at gate D7.

Media speculation was rife since the alarm was raised.

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Air Europa noted in a followup tweet that its flight to Madrid would take off shortly.

The airport had declared a "serious situation that can have a major impact on the population", the Dutch news agency ANP reported.

Flight-tracking website Flightradar24 said the situation was affecting flights at the airport's Piers D and E, even-numbered gates.

The speed and effectiveness of the Marechaussee's response has been nothing short of commendable.

'Passengers and crew are safely off the plane, ' the Royal Military Police, which deals with ports and airports, said on Twitter without giving further details.

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