Adelaide Airport terminal evacuated amid security scare .. Find out why
Adelaide Airport terminal evacuated amid security scare .. Find out why

The security authorities in one of the air airports in southern Australia, evacuated the airport very quickly after a security alert.

aleqtisady .. Australia's Adelaide airport was evacuated on Wednesday due to a security alert, the Australian Broadcasting Corp reported.

Adelaide Airport terminal evacuated amid security scare, passengers told to expect delays ، 

Hundreds of Adelaide Airport passengers have been advised to expect major delays to flights following the evacuation of the main terminal due to a security scare.

Adelaide Airport terminal evacuated amid security scare .. Find out why

aleqtisady .. The concourse and gates were emptied while Australian Federal Police conducted a sweep of the area, an airport spokesperson said.

Thousands of passengers were moved to the check-in area during the incident.

In a statement, Adelaide Airport authorities said the terminal had been evacuated due to a "security fault" but services would resume after re-screening of passengers, which is currently underway.

aleqtisady .. "Adelaide Airport has evacuated customers from its Terminal 1 concourse due to an issue with security screening," the airport said in a statement posted on Twitter.

"It is understood there was a fault with security screening equipment shortly after 2:00pm, allowing a small number of customers to enter the concourse without property security screening.

aleqtisady .. "There will be some flight delays and passengers should check with their airlines for their flight status."

aleqtisady .. Former Labor senator Chris Schact was among the passengers caught up in the evacuation and spoke to ABC Radio Adelaide from the terminal as it was unfolding.