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Ebola and hazmat scares at Charleston’s Yeager Airport

10/16/2014

WV Metro News
By Chris Lawrence

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two unrelated incidents caused a scare at Charleston’s Yeager Airport Wednesday night.

The FBI and officials with the Centers for Disease Control removed three passengers from a flight which landed at Yeager from Atlanta around 11:40 p.m. There was a concern those passengers may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The three were questioned and examined by medical personnel from the county, state, and federal level while the rest of the plane’s passengers remained on board.

Airport officials say it was later determined there was no exposure to the Ebola virus. The remaining passengers were briefed and allowed to deplane around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. Many indicated is was a frightening ordeal.

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