Thursday, May 23, 2024
Breaking: Suspect cargo incident dealt with at Glasgow Airport

Breaking: Suspect cargo incident dealt with at Glasgow Airport

Scottish media is reporting that passengers were evacuated from a flight at Glasgow Airport this morning in an emergency incident following a cargo spillage in the hold of a KLM flight from Amsterdam.

Emergency service crews discovered dry ice used to package glass tubes containing vaccines had started to leak, prompting passengers on board KL1473 to be evacuated about 10:00.

An exclusion zone was put in place around the aircraft as a precaution.

KLM said in a statement to the media: “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. Passengers were never in danger but were taken off board as a precaution.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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