Zamboanga airport resumes operations

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Zamboanga airport resumes operations
The explosion caused minor damage at the Zamboanga airport. Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.
  • Zamboanga International Airport has resumed normal operations after a fireworks explosion two kilometers away on the afternoon of July 8
  • The incident caused minor damage at the check-in area of the airport’s passenger terminal building
  • According to an initial report from the Philippine National Police, a joint team was disposing of confiscated firecrackers when a premature detonation occurred
  • After a full inspection, the airport returned to operation, and no passengers were hurt, and flight delays were recorded

The Zamboanga International Airport has resumed normal operations after a fireworks explosion on July 8, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

The incident, which occurred two kilometers away from the airport at 5:35 pm, caused minor damage at the check-in area of the airport’s passenger terminal building.

According to an initial report from the Philippine National Police (PNP), the incident involved a joint team from the Regional Explosive and Canine Unit 9, the Philippine Marines, the Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Philippine Coast Guard. The team was disposing of confiscated firecrackers when a premature detonation occurred.

The PNP has launched an investigation to determine the cause of the incident, CAAP said in a statement.

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