On Tuesday evening, an abandoned piece of luggage shut down the airport in Dusseldorf. How many flights and passengers are concerned, was not immediately known. The Federal Police is in use.div
A suspicious suitcase has the largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia in Dusseldorf completely paralyzed on Tuesday night. After it was discovered after 18 clock at a counter in the departure level, the unclaimed baggage, flight operations of the airport building was evacuated and temporarily suspended.
At 19.30 clock opened special forces of the Federal Police and the case could be immediately clear. The exact contents of the case is currently under investigation. Further investigations are ongoing and will be conducted by the police Dusseldorf.
least 18 incoming machines with 3000 passengers had to move to the neighboring Cologne-Bonn Airport. Even on the road, there were significant disabilities. Motorway access to the airport were blocked so that no traffic jam formed and escape routes remained free
How many passengers and flights were affected in total, was initially unclear. Facing the Düsseldorf airport buildings were according to an estimate of the company more than a thousand people and persevered.
Flight operations came in the middle of the evening rush hour, return to the business to a standstill. “Air traffic suspended,” said a spokesman for the airport.
The airport urged passengers who had planned a flight from Dusseldorf on Tuesday night, on to inform themselves on the Internet.
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