Riyadh: An alert that prompted Philippine police to surround a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane at Manila airport on Tuesday was a “false alarm”, an airline spokesman told AFP.
There was a “false alarm for hijack for Flight 872,” the spokesman told AFP in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
BREAKING: Philippine airport officials say Saudia Airlines plane mistakenly sent a distress call before landing at Manila's airport.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 20, 2016
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