Leaky Cargo at JWA Triggers Hazmat Response

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Orange County firefighters were called today to John Wayne Airport to respond to a hazardous┬ámaterials alert when baggage being unloaded from the jet were found to be leaking an unknown substance.

Firefighters were called at 12:25 p.m. when three American Airlines employees unloading baggage from the flight reported an “unknown liquid substance that was leaking from the cargo,” said airport spokeswoman Marisa Unvert.

Firefighters were working to determine what the substance is. The three employees were evaluated by paramedics, she said.

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