August 23, 2006

US plane turned back to Dutch airport

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The pilot of an aircraft belonging to
U.S. airline Northwest turned back his plane to Amsterdam on
Wednesday, Schiphol airport said.

Dutch news agency ANP said two fighter planes accompanied
the plane back to the airport and quoted a police spokesman as
saying a number of people had been taken off the plane.

Dutch police were not immediately available to comment.

Security has been increased at airports worldwide after
British police said on August 10 they had foiled a plot to blow
up planes in the mid-Atlantic using liquid explosives disguised
as drinks.