Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The terminals at Hamburg Airport were temporarily closed due to an incident today. Staff and passengers complained of nausea at the central security checkpoint. Around 130 emergency services personnel from the fire service and the German Red Cross provided assistance to some 68 people. According to police and fire service reports, an irritant gas had been released into the air and this is assumed to have been the cause of breathing difficulties. The cause is still being investigated, and the airport is cooperating closely with the responsible authorities.
The terminals and the Airport Plaza had to be evacuated for around one hour. Operations were suspended at the central security checkpoint whilst the cause was determined. As Airport Fire Brigade personnel were busy caring for those affected, flight operations had to be suspended from 12:10 p.m. until 1:40 p.m. 14 flights (6 arrivals, 8 departures) were cancelled and several flights diverted. Due to these restrictions on operations in the middle of the day, subsequent flights today may also experience delays.
Source:- Hamburg Airport
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