Thousands of passengers were briefly evacuated from Adelaide Airport early Wednesday afternoon.
#ADELAIDEAIRPORT TERMINAL EVACUATED DUE TO SECURITY FAULT: Service now resuming after re-screening. Customers were evacuated from T1 concourse due to an issue with security screening. Some flight delays may be expected, passengers should check with airlines for flight status. pic.twitter.com/hf1u8WxdHb
— Adelaide Airport (@AdelaideAirport) December 11, 2019
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) conducted a sweep of the concourse and gates due to a fault with security screening. During the sweep the evacuated passengers were kept within the check-in area. The fault saw a “small number” of people enter the concourse without being properly screened, and staff not being able to find those that got through.
Line up at security awaiting outcome of Adelaide airport security breach pic.twitter.com/MATjANnTs1
— Jo De Silva (@Jo_DeSilva) December 11, 2019
The evacuation was expected to cause delays throughout the rest of the day.
— Matt Pitt (@MatthewPitt) December 11, 2019