Strange smell brings Eindhoven air traffic to a halt

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. Eindhoven Airport (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/elsamu)

Flights to and from Eindhoven Airport were halted for a short time on Monday afternoon after the air traffic control tower had to be evacuated due to a strange smell, AD reports.

Personnel in the tower started suffering from respiratory irritation and noticed a strange smell. The fire department was called in to take measurements. The tower was evacuated as a precaution. 

The fire department found nothing dangerous and the personnel could return to their posts.

While measurements were taken, air traffic control was transferred to nearby airports, including the command center of the Royal Air Force in Nieuw Milligen. A number of incoming flights were diverted to other airports and a number of departing flights were delayed. 

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