Exploding camera battery causes pandemonium at Orlando airport

14 November, 2017, 01:57 | Author: Benny Bass
  • Orlando International Airport. AP  David Tulis

The Transportation Safety Administration released surveillance video showing an agent moving a smoking bag containing an exploding lithium-ion battery away from passengers during a panic at Orlando International Airport Friday.

Phil Brown of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority said officials are trying to figure out more effective ways to get information out to thousands of passengers-quickly.

November 10, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) - An exploding lithium battery in a camera bag at Orlando International Airport set off a scene of total chaos and delayed flights for several hours Friday.

Brown also said the airport will review evacuation procedures with all staff and airlines. Approximately 24 flights were cancelled as a result of the incident.

The incredible CCTV footage shows Ricardo Perez picking up the case as passengers waited to board their flights at Orlando International Airport in Florida, US.

The battery, stored in a passenger's bag in the security line, exploded, and caught fire.

On Twitter, Orlando police said the explosion caused a "loud sound that startled people" and confirmed no shots were fired inside the building. "Now they're bringing people out of their gates, off-loading them to be screened again".

Terminals A and B were evacuated, and trams were stopped temporarily, Johnson said.

The checkpoint for gates 70 through 129 was reopened after security sweeps indicated they could be safely reactivated.

Flights were grounded and the airport was evacuated.

The battery overheated and caused the accompanying camera bag to burst into flames-a scary sight to be sure, but not a real threat.

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