False alarm over Saudi flight in Manila: airline

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Manila, Sept 20: Police surrounded a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight at Manila airport on Tuesday after reports it was "under threat", with passengers not allowed to disembark, the aviation authority spokesman said.

"A Saudi plane has been isolated at the airport runway," Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio said.

False alarm over Saudi flight: airline

However, it was later reported by the airline said that it was a 'false alarm' and passengers were allowed to disembark. According to reports, the pilot said that the flight was under threat.

There were atleast 300 passengers onboard.

More details are awaited on the incident.

 

PTI

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