Security Alert Cleared: Humboldt County Airport Resumes Operations After Suspicious Item Investigation

California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport

California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport

Press release from California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport (ACV):

The terminal and security checkpoint at the California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport (ACV) were closed at approximately 3:45 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 1, due to a security concern related to a suspicious item in a passenger’s luggage. This temporary closure was in place out of caution while Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office investigated the issue.

Safety is ACV’s first priority. While the investigation was conducted the airport airfield (runways and taxiways) remained open as a safety buffer was established. There was one airline delay as a result of this matter.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office determined that the suspicious item was cleared and there is no cause for further concern. The terminal and security checkpoint reopened at 7:45 p.m.

The Humboldt County Department of Aviation would like to thank the community for their patience while the investigation took place. The Department of Aviation extends its utmost gratitude to the TSA, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for their prompt response.

For more information on the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, please visit FlyACV.com.

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Mr. Clark
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Mr. Clark
18 days ago

It took four hours to figure out?. What was it?

Jennifer
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Jennifer
18 days ago
Reply to  Mr. Clark

I flew in today. Sat on the tarmac for 15 minutes starting at 2:15. They were backed up well before the closure.

NoBody
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NoBody
18 days ago
Reply to  Mr. Clark

My first thought is that it was something that resembles a pipe bomb, like an unmentionable adult toy.

Gary
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Gary
18 days ago
Reply to  NoBody

Was it buzzing?

A R
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A R
17 days ago
Reply to  Mr. Clark

It was a computer

Mr. Clark
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Mr. Clark
18 days ago

I try to avoid the airport.
I drive to other airports and spend money there.
The cost of ACV is outrageous, and the county offers no reason for this cost.
This summer it will be cheaper for us to drive cross country, than to fly. And only add four days to travel time.

Boogie Brew
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Boogie Brew
17 days ago
Reply to  Mr. Clark

Flying is a selfish and horrific activity to inflict on this precious planet which we all share. A commercial jet emits more carbon than 5000+ cars in its initial miles of takeoff. Peter Gabriel has refused to fly for more than a decade and so should anyone else who actually cares about our atmosphere. This also applies to endless, senseless car driving. Shame on us all for our travel habits. If / when we may actually truly NEED to travel across country, we will take Amtrak with bikes on board, (trains are hundreds of times more efficient than personal cars). Live Free Or Drive….

Local Resident
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Local Resident
17 days ago
Reply to  Boogie Brew

lol

Boogie Brew
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Boogie Brew
17 days ago
Reply to  Local Resident

Glad to make you laugh. The sickening truth is that there’s nothing funny about our disgusting habits of endless fossil fuel consumption. It’s pretty sad when folks like yourself can only emit a pathetic laugh to the obvious truths staring us all in the face. As a local resident, do you practice local consumption or are you yet another GAS-AHOLIC? Do you even bother to consider that human habits are killing our planet? Doesn’t bother you even a tiny bit, huh? Like I said… Pathetic.
Q: What is the most truthful statement ever uttered by a sitting US President? A: George Dubya: “America is addicted to oil”

Freedumb
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Freedumb
17 days ago
Reply to  Boogie Brew

Let me guess you grew a bunch of cannabis and still have a few pickle barrels full of money Lucky 🤣🤣Get off your high horse or go do something about it watch George carlin about climate change that’ll make you laugh

Boogie Brew
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Boogie Brew
16 days ago
Reply to  Freedumb

WW3 has already started. It’s the battle to save us from ourselves. We are all trying so hard…to do everything so wrong. It takes 10 calories of fossil fuel energy to provide 1 calorie of food energy sold in our supermarkets today. We are a nation of oil slaves….addicted to a petrotocracy which wields endless power over us all….haven’t purchased a drop of gas in years. There’s no freedom in being another oil junkie. It’s pretty dumb, actually. Burn fat, not fuel. Live Free Or Drive.
“We’ll go down in history as the first society that wouldn’t save itself because it wasn’t cost-effective” – Kurt Vonnegut

Freedumb
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Freedumb
17 days ago
Reply to  Boogie Brew

Do you know how computers are made right and the Internet runs do you like kids in slavery mining for precious metals very sick statement

Freedumb
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Freedumb
17 days ago
Reply to  Boogie Brew

Go buy your food at the co-op in your tesla don’t worry about us

Akasha
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Akasha
17 days ago
Reply to  Boogie Brew

Well, if they had a better solution, I’m sure people would go for it, but the oil companies squash, any alternative ideas. We can’t ride our bikes around the country. There’s very little public transportation and even what there is people don’t use. I got on an Amtrak bus the other day and Arcata and I was the only one on the bus and even by the time the bus Entered Martinez there were only about five or six people.

Boogie Brew
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Boogie Brew
16 days ago
Reply to  Akasha

In the bay area, I thoroughly enjoy not always needing to hop in a car; it is an extremely liberating experience, (“Live Free Or Drive!”). The amtrak daily northcoast bus is great, they always allow me to stash my bike in the luggage belly, (although it does require a good amount of disassembly and placement in a ‘bike bag’). The South Humboldt Redwood shuttle bus is also good and stops in desirable cycling destinations, (eg: The Rio Dell stop provides easy access to Monument Ridge and the Lost Coast / Petrolia).

A clipper card and a bike in the bay area are true tools of transit freedom, allowing flexible travel with incredible affordability, (plus more relaxation). Smart Train feels like cheating compared to the enslavement of driving on the 101, yet so many folks choose to remain stuck in their cars. Caltrain to Gilroy, Amtrak to San Luis Obispo, multiple Bart routes, etc..etc… It’s a playground of travel options. Yet folks deem it all ‘inconvenient’ because they can’t sacrifice their time to abide by public transit schedules. I’m grateful there are a few others out there, (like yourself), who are able to think outside the automotive box and take public transit. America’s car culture has doomed us all. The rest of the world, to varying degrees, have similarly adopted automobiles and this has made our planet’s problems infinitely worse. However most of the other developed nations have much better transit infrastructures: Their citizens enjoy more options for car-free living and stand a better chance of escaping the petrotocracy.

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Freedumb
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Freedumb
17 days ago
Reply to  Boogie Brew

Why don’t you take a horse you’re out of your mind haven’t laughed so hard in a minute thank you

Akasha
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Akasha
17 days ago
Reply to  Boogie Brew

Unfortunately, that is not very practical for us who have to fly out of the country.

Local Resident
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Local Resident
17 days ago
Reply to  Mr. Clark

ACV is one of the best airports in the United States. Small, no lines, stress free. Flights are actually not expensive at all if you fly Avelo. Even United is not bad if you buy early enough. You’re living in the past Mr. Clark.

Clay
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Clay
17 days ago