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MSP: 11 Taken To Hospital  
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

Eleven people have been taken to hospital after being overcome by unknown "fumes" at MSP. President Bush is also scheduled to land within two hours.

http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_234131447.html

Mark

[Edited 2006-08-22 19:28:42]

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User currently onlineContinental From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

I'm in my office right under the approach path. I can see all taxiway, gates, and runways from here. I'm awaiting Air Force One, but unfortunately there's no certain way to get an exact time of arrival.

User currently offlineMRURUN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

Have ops been affected by this?

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

That is a disturbing article since there doesn't seem to be any definite cause. Was it a perfume, pepper spray, something in luggage, or what?

What is worse is that there will be delays:
The check-in counters for American Airlines and US Airways, which are next to the checkpoint, are closed while airport officials continue investigating. No passengers are able to check in that area, which could delay afternoon flights.


User currently offlineMRURUN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Thanks for the above and apologies, I kept on getting (0;void) message when I tried to open it.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

Quoting MRURUN (Reply 4):
I kept on getting (0;void) message when I tried to open it.

"Airport Checkpoint Closed, 15 Taken To Hospital

(WCCO) A security checkpoint was closed and more than a dozen airline employees and security workers were taken to local hospitals from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Tuesday after workers reported irritating fumes.

Security checkpoint one, which is near the check-in counters for American Airlines and US Airways, was closed down while officials investigated the source of the fumes.

Fifteen people, all airline employees or Transportation Security Administration workers, were taken by ambulance to four local hospitals, including United Hospital in St. Paul or Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minn.

All of the people taken to the hospitals were conscious when they left the airport.

Pat Hogan, airport spokesman, said the workers said around 11 a.m., a cloud appeared and reported their eyes, noses and throats hurt.

Investigators do not yet know what the irritant was but think it could be cologne or pepper spray. Officials said the incident was not terrorism-related, nor will it affect President Bush's visit to the Twin Cities Tuesday afternoon.

Airport workers are trying to set up alternative check-in areas to help get people on their flights. The other security checkpoints are busy because the extra traffic from the closed checkpoint, but the rest of the airport is functioning normally, Hogan said."


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User currently offlineMikey711MN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 5):
Investigators do not yet know what the irritant was but think it could be cologne or pepper spray.

Wow!!! If they aren't sure (never mind that it reportedly made a cloud), that would qualify as some pretty rank cologne, eh? LOL!


User currently offlineLTBEWR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Perhaps some cleaning chemicals got spilled and mixed together, that could cause noxious fumes. Great timing for it to happen when the President Bush is in the area.

User currently onlineContinental From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

While I didn't see Air Force One land, I saw it at the National Guard area just a few seconds ago. There were no planes in the air for about 25-30 minutes. Just a few minutes ago, a huge line of black cars sped away from Air Force One and across the runways. Seems like they were taking a short cut to Cedar Ave. As of 2:15pm, traffic is moving again and the first aircraft in the air after this delay was a United 737.

User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Yeah, check out the circle patterns on the approach (2:20 CT):

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KMSP


User currently offlineTWFirst From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Quoting Mikey711MN (Reply 6):
Wow!!! If they aren't sure (never mind that it reportedly made a cloud), that would qualify as some pretty rank cologne, eh? LOL!

Probably some fat Minnesota chick farted...


User currently offlineMikey711MN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Quoting TWFirst (Reply 10):
Probably some fat Minnesota chick farted...

Been there, done seen that!  Wink


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