BREAKING Airbus A320 escorted to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (Finland) by two F/A-18 Hornet

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  • UPDATE 1619 UTC Small Planet Airlines flight LLX5288 triggered false hijack alarm.
  • UPDATE 1611 UTC The airport is not yet back to normal operations.
  • UPDATE 1607 UTC In a statement, Finnish police says the plane from Malaga landed at 1800 (local time) after an alarm failure.

A police operation is in progress at Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (Finland) as an Airbus A320 was escorted to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (Finland) by two F/A-18 Hornet

The aircraft has been isolated from the terminal and surrounded by police. The reason is still unclear but there are 20 to 30 police cars.

Passengers arriving to the airport to pick up persons are not allowed to enter the area.