Thursday, July 27, 2017

Chemical leakage from plane causes panic at IGI airport

A recently landed Jet Airways flight created panic at the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport on Monday, after a chemical leakage was noticed from one of the luggage in the aircraft's belly.

Immediately, bomb detection and disposal teams, armed commandos of Quick Response Teams and dog squads surrounded the aircraft and all its cargo was seized. After conducting more than three-hour-long drill, the substance was declared non-hazardous and was found to be a paint box.

According to senior officers from the Central Industrial Security Force, who take care of the airport's security, the alert was sparked around 6.10 am, when a staff on duty noticed that some liquid had leaked from the aircraft and alerted the concerned departments.

"Keeping in mind earlier leaks, where radioactive scare was sparked, the matter was treated with utmost importance and disaster response teams were rushed to the spot, along with the CISF's bomb detection teams and dog squad. The aircraft was taken to a secluded bay and was thoroughly checked for any suspicious or hazardous material. After completing the drill the plane was declared safe for use and the leak was spotted to be from a box of paint," said a senior CISF officer.
27/07/17 DNA

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