KLM flight offloaded due to a leak from pharma packaging

A KLM flight between Glasgow Airport and Amsterdam was evacuated earlier today when a pharma package in the cargo hold was found to be leaking.

In a statement, the airline said that a shipment packed in dry ice and containing vaccines in glass tubes began to leak coolant.

The leak affected the dry ice packages but the vaccine remained intact.

As a precaution, passengers were taken off the aircraft (flight number KL1473) and an exclusion zone was put in place.

Later in the day the situation was declared safe by the fire brigade.

 

 

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]