03 Oct 2016
“Almaty International Airport” JSC
On October 3, 2016 at the registration of the flight No141of Air Astana airline on the route Almaty-Tbilisi, a container with suspicion of mercury-containing liquid has been found on the passenger during the personal inspection. On the requirements of the employee of the aviation security about the necessity of withdrawal of the suspicious container the passenger, independently, without the prevention and an explanation, has thrown out it in a trash can that caused a spilling of the liquid.
Immediately this information has been brought to the Management and airport services, responsible for safety, Almaty Emergency Situations Department, the police and the competent authorities.
The emergency evacuation of passengers and staff of the airport from the building of the terminal has been made. All the measures on liquidation of consequences of the spill are being carried out by the employees of the Emergency Situations Department in the building of the passenger terminal.
Six flights have been delayed: three domestic and three international.
Now work of all services of Almaty International Airport are fully functional.
Law enforcement agencies are carrying out investigation into this matter.
Press service of “Almaty International Airport” JSC.