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Saudia Airlines plane put in isolation at Manila airport

  • In this image made from video, people disembark a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane from Jeddah as it is parked at the airport in Manila, the Philippines, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.  (AP Photo)

    In this image made from video, people disembark a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane from Jeddah as it is parked at the airport in Manila, the Philippines, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Passengers disembark from Saudi Arabian Airlines plane at the parallel runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it made a distress call shortly before landing Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Philippine officials say the Saudi Arabian Airlines plane from Jeddah was placed in isolation after it touched down, but the flight crew later said they made a mistake in sending the emergency message. Manila airport manager Eddie Monreal said authorities deployed security forces around the aircraft as a precaution. Passengers were later allowed to disembark.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Passengers disembark from Saudi Arabian Airlines plane at the parallel runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it made a distress call shortly before landing Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Philippine officials say the Saudi Arabian Airlines plane from Jeddah was placed in isolation after it touched down, but the flight crew later said they made a mistake in sending the emergency message. Manila airport manager Eddie Monreal said authorities deployed security forces around the aircraft as a precaution. Passengers were later allowed to disembark.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Saudi Arabian Airlines plane sits on the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it made a distress call shortly before landing Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Philippine officials say the Saudi Arabian Airlines plane from Jeddah was placed in isolation after it touched down, but the flight crew later said they made a mistake in sending the emergency message. Manila airport manager Eddie Monreal said authorities deployed security forces around the aircraft as a precaution. Passengers were later allowed to disembark. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    A Saudi Arabian Airlines plane sits on the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it made a distress call shortly before landing Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Philippine officials say the Saudi Arabian Airlines plane from Jeddah was placed in isolation after it touched down, but the flight crew later said they made a mistake in sending the emergency message. Manila airport manager Eddie Monreal said authorities deployed security forces around the aircraft as a precaution. Passengers were later allowed to disembark. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

Philippine airport officials say a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane from Jeddah is "under threat" and has been put in isolation at Manila airport.

The airport said in a statement Tuesday that it had received information of the threat, which it did not describe, when Flight SV872 was 30 miles (48 kilometers) away from landing.

It said the Boeing aircraft was moved to a designated isolation area after it landed.

TV stations showed the plane parked near a ramp with people standing nearby, while normal airport operations continued elsewhere.

Airport officials said they would provide more details soon.