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SJU Evacuated/Closed Due To Mercury Spill  
User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

Didn't see this posted and quite interesting how the passenger even got mercury with him from the Dominican Republic..and if he made it through security.

Anyone know of diversion and delays due to this incident?:

Also it says they are using one terminal only...I guess that would be the AA one? Since its the only separate terminal.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/fligh...09-08-25-puerto-rico-flights_N.htm

AP:
"A small mercury spill inside Puerto Rico's main airport has forced three terminals to close and authorities say many flights will be delayed.

Ports Authority director Alvaro Pilar says the terminals were closed out of concern for dangerous fumes after a passenger bound for the Dominican Republic spilled a bottle of mercury. He says the passenger told authorities the mercury was for medical purposes.

Pilar said the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan was operating Tuesday through one terminal that remained open."

[Edited 2009-08-25 11:25:53]


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User currently offlineThegreatchecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

In Spanish, from El Nuevo Dia, San Juan, PR.

http://www.elnuevodia.com/regresanal...enaeropuertomunozmarin-607689.html

According to the article, terminals C, D, and E were evacuated and only B is operational. (Terminal A is still under construction)

Sounds like AA will be taking the brunt of any delays.

According to the spokesperson for AA in SJU, flight 1859 to Santo Domingo was cancelled and flight 633 to Dallas was delayed a few minutes. Checking the AA website, it seems like things are running pretty much on time right now.

Checko



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User currently offlineMeechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

I worked a SJU turn today, we were oversold and because of the spill and TSA closing the checkpoints we only had a total of 40 pax. JFK and DFW were the same thing less than 50 pax each.

The agent said the only people able to fly were the ones that were past security at the time of the spill and connections of AE. She also said it would take up to 3 days to get all the passengers on their way.

MikeBOS


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