Smoking Bag Causes Evacuation & Flight Delays At Sea-Tac Airport
According to numerous sources, on Thursday morning (May 6), a suspicious, smoking bag found in the bag well of the “A” tarmac at Sea-Tac Airport caused a major evacuation and the delay of four flights.
In the end the bag turned out to only contain batteries and electronics.
Airport spokesperson Terri-Ann Betancourt was quoted as saying the evacuation was necessary because that concourse is located directly over the bag well. It is unknown just how many peopleÂ were evacuatedÂ from the area.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) blocked the use of runways 16-Left and 34-Right, located closest to the terminal, until the situation was resolved.
Two Delta and two American Airlines flights were delayed until the all-clear was given.