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Saudi Airlines jet isolated in Philippines, pilot advised aircraft is 'under threat' – reports

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Published time: 20 Sep, 2016 08:29Edited time: 20 Sep, 2016 08:39

A Saudi Airlines jet has been isolated at Manila airport in the Philippines, after the pilot was advised that the plane was under threat, Reuters reports citing communications from the control tower.

Metropolitan Manila’s police chief is heading to the airport, stating there is a “situation” there, local radio reports.

The plane, identified as SVA 872, landed at Manila airport at 3pm local time. It arrived from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. According to local ABS-CBN channel, there may be around 300 passengers onboard.

Some local reports on Twitter suggest the plane may have been hijacked. Other reports say the pilot could have pushed the alert button by mistake.

The plane is currently positioned at a secluded portion of runway 6, ABS-CBN News reported.

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