Security scare at Sumburgh Airport
A security scare closed Sumburgh Airport for around an hour this morning after an unattended bag was found in the terminal around 11.25am.
The bag was x-rayed but airport staff could not identify the contents, and a tannoy announcement failed to reveal the passenger.
The airport was then evacuated, in line with standard procedure, and Police Scotland were informed. The terminal was closed for around an hour, during which time the passenger came forward and explained that the bag contained offshore testing equipment.
An incoming flight was allowed to land while the airport was closed, but passengers had to stay on board until the all-clear was declared. Two departing flights were delayed: the 11.20am to Glasgow was delayed to 12.53pm and the 11.25 to Aberdeen did not fly until 1pm.