GRIP-3 alarm at Schiphol

Old Nov 6, 19, 12:57 pm
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GRIP-3 alarm at Schiphol

There is currently a massive alarm at Schiphol. Definition of the alarm level is "Threatened well-being of (large groups of) the population within a single municipality".

Rumor is an hijacking (of the KL Cardiff aircraft on the D pier). Could have truth to it, could be .. just a rumor. Other sources mention an UX aircraft.

Only fact currently known is that large amounts of emergency services have gathered, including (trauma) helicopter support.

Anybody on-site with more details?

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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:05 pm
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I have just arrived in Schiphol and the D-pier is definitely closed off by the police. I may have an unexpected night in Amsterdam unless the flights from the D gates can be moved elsewhere.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:22 pm
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UX1094 Squawk 7500, D59 I think?
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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:22 pm
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Loosely translated: Captain has pressed the hijack alarm during boarding, and no contact with cockpit has been possible since.

Listening to LiveATC I hear ops talking about clearing emergency vehicles out of sight of the cockpit. Does sound like something is going on with that aircraft.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:26 pm
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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:28 pm
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Slight hope that it might just be
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The NU.nl post suggests that the hijacking would be of an Air Europa flight as opposed to the KLM flight mentioned by the OP, although that's obviously unconfirmed.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:29 pm
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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:34 pm
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ATC / EHAM ops is reporting that the situation has finished. Nothing yet on the news as to what is actually going on.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:35 pm
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Mostly definitely UX1094, A332.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Xandrios View Post
ATC / EHAM ops is reporting that the situation has finished. Nothing yet on the news as to what is actually going on.
That's excellent news. Barely lasted an hour.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:36 pm
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It look as though flights are staring to depart from the D gates again, at least according to the departure boards. I'll find out for myself shortly as my flight is due to leave from D14.
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I am currently waiting for my flight to Taipei, which is now delayed until further notice, all we have been told is that we are waiting for the Royal Dutch police to finish investigating an incident occuring on a plane.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:39 pm
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According to Flightradar, Schiphol is operating but causing flights from the even-numbered D gates to be directed to hardstands.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 1:40 pm
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Twittosphere abuzz with rumors of three men armed with knives. If it's true and the security operators of schipol get a solid whooping then it won't all have been wasted effort.
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