Long Beach Airport Resumes Operations Following Brief Airspace Lockdown
January 15, 2015
The airspace surrounding Long Beach Airport has been reopened and operations have resumed, following a brief lockdown on all flight activity due to the situation at nearby Long Beach City College. All operations at Long Beach Airport have returned to normal, and flights expected to arrive and depart today remain on schedule.
The FAA issued a lockdown on all flight activity in and out of Long Beach Airport at approximately 11:19am on Thursday, January 15. The lockdown was lifted at approximately 11:57am. Two flights experienced brief delays during the lockdown, but were not canceled. Other flights may experience some delays, however no flight cancelations related to this incident have been reported.
Officers responded to Long Beach City College on Thursday morning following a report of a possible explosive device near the Liberal Arts campus. The lockdown was lifted when police determined there was no device, and cleared the scene.