Unlawful interference

Dutch only (under construction)

In the event of unlawful interference with an aircraft, the pilot reports the situation if he or she is able to. For example, that the plane has been hijacked or the passengers and crew are in danger due, say, to a bomb warning or a threat of violence. To deal with such eventualities, the National Co‑ordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (Nationaal Coördinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid, NCTV) has compiled a special “renegade procedure”. This includes measures to protect Dutch airspace and to deploy military resources to counter a terrorist threat from the air. Meanwhile, civilian air traffic control follows the procedure for an aircraft in distress.