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Frankfurt airport evacuated August 7th, 2018

Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:41 pm

Saw on the news but they didn’t explain why...
Any info?
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:43 pm

A person went through the security control without being screened. Happened a couple of hours ago, operations are already returning to normal.
 
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:53 pm

Miguel1982 wrote:
A person went through the security control without being screened. Happened a couple of hours ago, operations are already returning to normal.


Oh ok, thanks, glad to hear that.

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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:53 pm

Miguel1982 wrote:
A person went through the security control without being screened. Happened a couple of hours ago, operations are already returning to normal.

What a mess....

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Source: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/rhein-main/f ... 26522.html

MUC last week, now FRA, where we had a similar incident about two years ago... Why does it happen in Germany so often? I wonder if this is somehow related to the proverbial teutonic thoroughness :scratchchin:
 
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:55 pm

We don't know if it happens elsewhere but goes unnoticed... ;)
 
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:15 pm

Miguel1982 wrote:
We don't know if it happens elsewhere but goes unnoticed... ;)

That's exactly what I thought. In engineering (and I think you can compare funneling thousands of people from one section to another as a kind of technological process) you hardly achieve 100%, it's always something like 99.999999999%. However, the proverbial teutonic thoroughness says it has to be 100% at any time.
 
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:16 pm

Didn't this happen in MUC last week?
 
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:18 pm

neomax wrote:
Didn't this happen in MUC last week?

See reply #4... and I forgot CGN, last year or two years ago.
 
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:23 pm

N14AZ wrote:
Miguel1982 wrote:
A person went through the security control without being screened. Happened a couple of hours ago, operations are already returning to normal.

What a mess....

Image
Source: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/rhein-main/f ... 26522.html

MUC last week, now FRA, where we had a similar incident about two years ago... Why does it happen in Germany so often? I wonder if this is somehow related to the proverbial teutonic thoroughness :scratchchin:


Well yes, it is a mess…. but looking at that picture, except for the police, that looks like a normal day of any hollyday in SCL !!!
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:40 pm

I travel through German airports fairly regularly. Frankfurt is much better than Berlin, but I’ve always been shocked at the security practices at both airports. Some of it’s lovely. you can get onto a plane without anyone ever checking your ID. But I’ve also seen people walk right around Metal detectors in Berlin.

Also ordered and disciplined are not words I would ever use to describe people getting off of Lufthansa planes on the continent. It’s every man and women for themselves.

Very curious phenomena compared to the rest of society and stereotypes.
 
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:09 pm

That's all that happened?
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:21 pm

Spiderguy252 wrote:
That's all that happened?

That's all? :rotfl:
Evacuating an entire terminal at one of the largest hubs in the World and forcing everyone to get re-screened at the expense of countless delayed flights is no small inconvenience.
 
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:27 pm

airfrnt wrote:
But I’ve also seen people walk right around Metal detectors in Berlin.


I laughed pretty loudly when I read this.

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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:46 pm

That happened at 11h15 his morning. A French family of four walked away from the control thinking they were finished but actually the detecor gave Alarm, having discovered Dynamite or whatever similar stuff it was. Turned out to be a fake Alarm and the woman who checked the Family did not get the message through that they had to wait.

Part of T1, gates A and gates Z had been evacuated, the poor mass you see on the Picture had to be re screened and incoming lights could not dock until the Situation was resolved. .

They spole of 35000 People bit that just seems to be the departing crowd. These days every day sees 200 K and more Pax.

The blunder was again, like MUC, with the screeners.
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:48 pm

airbazar wrote:
Spiderguy252 wrote:
That's all that happened?

That's all? :rotfl:
Evacuating an entire terminal at one of the largest hubs in the World and forcing everyone to get re-screened at the expense of countless delayed flights is no small inconvenience.


In most of the world they let unscreened people through every day (employees, for one). It's good that Europe takes security so seriously!
 
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:13 pm

Armodeen wrote:
airbazar wrote:
Spiderguy252 wrote:
That's all that happened?

That's all? :rotfl:
Evacuating an entire terminal at one of the largest hubs in the World and forcing everyone to get re-screened at the expense of countless delayed flights is no small inconvenience.


In most of the world they let unscreened people through every day (employees, for one). It's good that Europe takes security so seriously!

That's not true. Granted i'm not familiar with "all the world" but I'm going to guess most of the world that is not true. Even pilots have to go thru the security screening in every country that I've been to and they're in charge of the plane :)
 
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:26 pm

Armodeen wrote:
airbazar wrote:
That's all? :rotfl:
Evacuating an entire terminal at one of the largest hubs in the World and forcing everyone to get re-screened at the expense of countless delayed flights is no small inconvenience.


In most of the world they let unscreened people through every day (employees, for one). It's good that Europe takes security so seriously!

That's not true. Granted i'm not familiar with "all the world" but I'm going to guess most of the world that is not true. Even pilots have to go thru the security screening in every country that I've been to and they're in charge of the plane :)

Correction: If by most of the world you mean all the small GA-only airports or domestic-only airports, then you might be right. But the minute the airport needs/starts international flights it has to follow elevated security protocols.
 
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Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:34 pm

airbazar wrote:
Spiderguy252 wrote:
That's all that happened?

That's all? :rotfl:
Evacuating an entire terminal at one of the largest hubs in the World and forcing everyone to get re-screened at the expense of countless delayed flights is no small inconvenience.


I was referring to the (small) reason for the evacuation, and not the evacuation itself.
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