Emergency services have been stood down after a package on board a flight that landed at Glasgow Airport this morning was declared safe.
Crews were called out to an inbound KLM flight, which arrived at around 10am this morning from Amsterdam, after concerns were raised over a piece of cargo on board.
Police called around 11.15am on Friday morning to a report of a spillage from cargo on board a plane at Glasgow Airport.
We are in attendance and the package is being examined. An exclusion zone has been put in place as a precaution and enquiries are continuing. pic.twitter.com/B6XwXEANuY
— Renfrewshire & Inverclyde Police (@RenfrewInverPol) October 4, 2019
A police spokesperson said that they were alerted to a report of “a spillage” on board the plane.
The package was examined, with an exclusion zone put in place as a precautionary measure.
A spokesperson for Glasgow Airport said: “At approximately 10am today, the airport fire service attended an arriving KLM…
Parts of the international terminal and a slip road from the M8 motorway were closed to travellers as the incident was dealt with.
Other areas of the airport remained operational.
UPDATE: Glasgow Airport say emergency operation has been stood down after the package on a KLM flight was declared safe. pic.twitter.com/xdBGJHoGJf
— Connor Gillies (@ConnorGillies) October 4, 2019
A Glasgow Airport spokesperson said: “At approximately 10am today, the airport fire service attended an arriving KLM flight in response to concerns raised over a piece of cargo.
“The incident was stood down at 13.25 after the package was declared safe by emergency services.”