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False alarm as bag left near Taoyuan airport taxiway
桃機跑道旁遺留手提袋 引發虛驚

The Aviation Police Bureau on Tuesday were notified of a bag left on the ground by a Jersey barrier near the EC taxiway at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, and dispatched a bomb disposal team to investigate.

Photo: CNA

On Tuesday lunchtime, a bag was discovered beside a Jersey barrier along the East Cross taxiway at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. In order to ensure aircraft safety, the Aviation Police Bureau (APB) sent out bomb disposal personnel to investigate. Fortunately, it turned out to be a false alarm: There was nothing in the bag apart from a car battery.

The APB said that it was notified of the incident at noon and, as the bag was on ground close to flight routes it decided, in the interests of caution, to immediately dispatch a bomb disposal team from the security inspection section to deal with the matter.

A preliminary investigation by the bomb disposal team revealed that there was nothing in the bag but a car battery, and so the possibility of an explosion could be ruled out. The car battery was retrieved, and a further investigation will be conducted to clarify whether a member of the airport staff had made a careless mistake and accidentally left the bag near the taxiway.

(CNA, translated by Paul Cooper)



防爆人員初步檢視後,發現為手提袋內僅存放一只車用電瓶,排除爆炸可能性,隨即將電瓶帶回,將進一步釐清是否有人員疏失,將手提袋遺忘在跑道旁。 (中央社)


1. false alarm

phr. 虛驚

(xu1 jing1)

2. preliminary inspection


(chu1 bu4 jian3 shi4)

3. rule out

phr. 排除

(pai2 chu2)

4. clarify

v. 釐清

(li2 qing1)

5. make a (careless) mistake

phr. 疏失

(shu1 shi1)

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