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Heathrow Airport Luggage Failure Leaves Thousands Without Bags

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An airliner comes in to land at Heathrow Airport on August 11, 2014, in London, England. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 12:42 PM

A Heathrow Airports luggage failure had thousands of passengers traveling without some of their luggage early Thursday.

This occurred after a baggage-handling system broke down at two terminals, according to Bloomberg News.

Terminals 3 and 5 at the London-based airport were the two affected by the failed baggage system. The incident came between 6:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Thursday morning at Europe's busiest airport, Bloomberg noted.

According to Heathrow, there were over 60 flights that departed in between that time and each of those passengers was forced to take flight without their checked-in luggage.

"We recommend that passengers who have already departed on flights this morning with their baggage contact their airline for further updates," the airport said, according to Bloomberg.

Heathrow airport issued an initial statement pertaining to the matter, but later updated their narrative, according to Sky News.

"Heathrow is currently experiencing an issue with its baggage systems which is affecting airlines operating from Terminal 3 and Terminal 5. Other terminals are unaffected," the initial statement said.

However, another statement later read: "Further to the baggage issues we experienced earlier this morning, bag drop desks are now open and operating normally in Terminals 3 and 5."

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