April 4, 2019 1:27 am
Updated: April 4, 2019 1:56 am

White powder found on Kelowna airport carousel, hazmat team called in


The Kelowna Fire Department hazmat team was called to Kelowna International Airport (YLW) after a white powder was found on the luggage carousel on Wednesday night.

The airport said the substance, reportedly found on carousel 3 at 6:40 p.m., posed no risk to passengers.

“As a safety precaution, emergency crews were dispatched to respond to the incident,” YLW spokesperson Jessica Hewitt said.

READ MORE: Transportation talk top topic for City of Kelowna

Flights were not affected, according to Hewitt.

Ambulances were on standby outside the airport during the incident.

The hazmat team collected the substance and it was later determined to be non-harmful, she said.

The airport has not released information that identifies the white powder.

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error


Comments closed.

Due to the sensitive and/or legal subject matter of some of the content on globalnews.ca, we reserve the ability to disable comments from time to time.

Please see our Commenting Policy for more.