Left Menu
Development News Edition

Glasgow Airport: International Terminal evacuated as emergency crew respond

Devdiscourse News Desk | London | Updated: 04-10-2019 19:18 IST | Created: 04-10-2019 16:57 IST
Glasgow Airport: International Terminal evacuated as emergency crew respond
Image Credit: Needpix

The International Terminal of Glasgow Airport was evacuated on Friday as the emergency crew responded to a situation involving an aircraft. Two passengers were also treated by paramedics after an alarm was raised around 10 am about a piece of cargo on a KLM flight arriving from Amsterdam.

After the investigation, it was found that the package in question contained vaccines, packed in dry ice, which began leaking. A spokesperson told Glasgow Live: "KLM confirms that on board KL1473, operating between Amsterdam and Glasgow, a package packed in dry ice started to leak.

"The package contained glass tubes with vaccines. These tubes have remained intact with only the cooling around them starting to leak. As a precaution, the fire brigade cordoned off the immediate vicinity of the aircraft."

A nearby Virgin Atlantic flight close to the KLM aircraft was delayed as a result of the emergency. Passengers were taken off the plane and were being held in the terminal.

Glasgow Airport bosses said that the incident had been stood down around 1.25 pm local time this afternoon. And that the package was declared safe by emergency services.

It was reported that around 20 fire crews were on the scene at the busy transport hub this afternoon. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that they were at the scene.

Worried locals took to social media after spotting the large police presence at the airport. Online reports suggest police and ambulance staff were also on the site attending the aircraft.

A spokesperson for Glasgow Airport said: "At approximately 10 am today, the airport fire service attended an arriving KLM flight in response to concerns raised over a piece of cargo."

"Enquiries are ongoing to determine the content of the package and the aircraft has been cordoned off pending the outcome of the investigation. All other parts of the airport are fully operational."


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Turbulence surrounding tobacco control in Ghana

... ...

Smart healthcare: IoT redefining the way healthcare is delivered

As the world is embracing the new wave of digitalization triggered by the pandemic and the arrival of 5G, the adoption of IoT devices will further boom. With adoption set to soar, IoT security issues and other challenges cant be ignored any...

Refugee compassion and response: Ideas to mitigate disasters now and in their future

Their homeland becomes a forbidden territory for them and more likely than not, their journey to foreign soil is no less traumatizing, not to say deadly. It is crucial to help refugees live a life of dignity and purpose....

Inadequate water infrastructure causes a tidal wave of coronavirus in rural Alaska

... ...

Videos

Latest News

India's two-wheeler exports to see sustained growth in H2 FY22: Ind-Ra

Indias two-wheeler exports will see sustained growth in the second half of next fiscal after witnessing temporary hurdles in the first half this year due to COVID-19 and weakened crude oil prices, hurting the economies of key exporting dest...

With U.S. hospitals overrun, surgeon general urges Americans to 'hold on'

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday pleaded with Americans to grasp the severity of the moment and remain vigilant against the coronavirus pandemic, as record hospitalizations pushed healthcare professionals to the brink.We are alm...

TN govt pulling out all stops to ensure no repeat of 2015 floods in city

The Tamil Nadu government is pulling out all stops to ensure no repeat of the 2015 floods in the city,as they mounted a vigil on four reservoirs,anticipating a rapid rise in water levels in view of heavy rains forecast due to cyclone Nivar,...

U.S. regulator blasts own agency's report on unprecedented oil price plunge

One of the commissioners of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday criticized as incomplete and inadequate the federal agencys report on Aprils plunge in oil futures deep into negative territory. Dan Berkovitz, a Democrat ...

Give Feedback