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Orlando Airport Reviewing Processes Following Small Camera Battery Explosion

Orlando International Airport. Photo: Creative Commons / Larry D. Moore

Officials are examining procedures after a camera battery exploded sending smoke out of a passenger’s bag Friday. That incident caused panic and evacuations at the Orlando International Airport.

Phil Brown of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority said officials are trying to figure out more effective ways to get information out to thousands of passengers—quickly.

“Work on improving our communications. Refresh everyone on the evacuation plans and look at some technological improvements to make sure we can communicate inside the terminal and outside the terminal information that’s going on,” said Brown.

He said they’re looking into the possibility of using the fire alarm system to send out other messages. Terminals A and B were evacuated; no one was injured.

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Crystal Chavez

About Crystal Chavez

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Crystal Chavez comes to WMFE from Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, Texas. She served as the Morning Edition host in the Alamo City for the past three years. Crystal also produced a weekly radio program called Fronteras, providing in-depth reporting on U.S.-Mexico border issues, immigration and changing ... Read Full Bio »