Keflavik International Airport cleared

There will be some delays today due to the incident.

There will be some delays today due to the incident. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Þorvaldur Örn Kristmundsson

Keflavik International Airport in Iceland was just now cleared of people. Everyone in the airport had to leave it and are now waiting for being subjected to a second security check before they can enter the airport again.

A dramatic as this may sound the reason was a simple mistake. A plane landed at Keflavik International Airport from Nuuk in Greenland. As the security check in Nuuk is not sufficient for international standards, passengers were required to go through another security check upon arrival in Keflavik.

The mistake was that the plane was directed to the wrong landing area, the passengers walked into the airport without going through security and mixed with all the other people in the airport.

As protocol dictates, the airport had to be cleared and everyone admitted to another security check.

This will entails some delays on flights, how much is not yet known.

Photo: Sigvaldi Kaldalóns

Photo: Sigvaldi Kaldalóns

Photo: Sigvaldi Kaldalóns

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