Reports of smoke coming from a piece of luggage, for loading on to American Airlines flight 1466 destined to Miami, triggered the deployment of two water trucks from the Fire and Rescue Services at the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport, this morning, March 22.
KYSSFM visited the airport and two fire trucks were observed on the eastern side of the tarmac, with lights flickering.
According to passengers who were waiting to embark the airplane, the alarm was triggered a few moments before boarding.
One passenger suggested that something which appeared to be smoke was seen coming out of a piece of luggage. The piece of item was removed to an isolated area at the eastern side of the tarmac.
Eyewitnesses also spoke of seeing a male passenger being whisked away, apparently to be questioned in relation to the piece of luggage.
This media house reached out to airport officials but were told that no comment will be offered until a thorough investigation into the matter has been completed.
Efforts to get a comment from American Airlines officials were also unsuccessful.
Acting Fire and Rescue Services Chief Everette O’Garro confirmed the incident.
A new departure time of 10 am was given but up to press time- 11 am- the plane had not departed.
Several passengers have indicated that they were still awaiting and updated time of departure.
The flight usually departs around 8 30 am.