Anchorage, Alaska, one of the world’s busiest cargo airports, has been closed this Saturday 2 May in the morning for a bomb threat towards China Airlines Cargo flight CI5261 (Boeing 747-400F reg. B-18715) from Seattle to Taipei. The aircraft diverted to Anchorage and dumped fuel en-route. The FBI and the Anchorage police are investigating. A plane search was carried out at a remote secure area of the airport.
Dozens of flights were inbound to Anchorage. Many aeroplanes have been holding and diverting, including the world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov An-225 “Mriya” (UR-82060) on flight ADB381F from Montreal to Tianjin via Anchorage, which diverted to Fairbanks, Alaska.
Some diversion airports have been closing too without any room to accept more planes.
Anchorage reopened after approximately one hour, after the bomb threat was dealt with.
ANCHORAGE AIRPORT CLOSED
One of the world’s busiest cargo airports is closed with no time on opening, security issue. Dozens of flights inbound. Many holding & diverting including the world’s largest aircraft, Antonov An225. Some diversion airports are closing too; no more room. pic.twitter.com/iqHSauiiby
— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) May 2, 2020
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is currently closed to inbound flights due to a report of a security incident on an Asian-bound cargo flight. The flight was diverted to ANC early this morning. FBI and Anchorage Police are on scene and leading the investigation. pic.twitter.com/Rx0iG6xmSW
— Anchorage Airport (@ANCairport) May 2, 2020