Dutch F-16’s Escort Northwest Airlines Flight to India back to Amsterdam.. 12 Arrested

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch F-16s escorted a Northwest Airlines flight bound for India back to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Wednesday after the pilot radioed an unspecified security alarm, and authorities questioned some of the passengers, officials said.

The pilot of Flight NW0042 to Bombay radioed Schiphol for permission to return and for a military escort as it was flying over Germany shortly after leaving Amsterdam, said spokeswoman Pamela Kuypers.

Several passengers on the flight to Bombay were taken off the plane for questioning, and others were questioned at the gate, Kuypers said. Routine security measures were swiftly put into place.

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch police arrested 12 passengers on a U.S. Northwest Airlines plane bound for India which was forced to turn back to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Wednesday, news agency ANP reported.

ANP said a police spokesman said 12 were arrested, but declined to give further details due to the ongoing investigation. Dutch police were not immediately available to comment on the report.

The Dutch defense ministry said earlier the pilot decided to turn back after the crew said several of the 149 passengers on flight 42 to Mumbai were behaving suspiciously.

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