US-bound Flights Delayed Briefly At Toronto Airport

December 13, 2017

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A potential security breach at Toronto’s Pearson Airport caused delays for some US-bound flights from the airport’s Terminal 3 on Wednesday.

Airport authorities said a “customs breach” was identified in the terminal and some passengers were required to be reprocessed through US Customs screening.

The breach occurred around 15:30 (3.30pm) when a WestJet flight from Calgary deplaned passengers into the US side of Terminal 3 via an unsecured door. Arriving passengers had to be checked through US Customs before being allowed into the terminal.

The Airport said the situation had been resolved around 17:00 (5pm).

Pearson’s Terminal 3 provides US Customs pre-clearance allowing passengers to arrive in the US as if they were on a domestic flight.