Omsk Airport explained the evacuation of people before landing the plane with Navalny. This was due to a mining call
The evacuation at the Omsk airport in the afternoon of August 20 was carried out due to a call about mining and was not associated with an emergency landing of the plane with Alexei Navalny. This is reported by Znak.com with reference to the statement of Galina Gavrish, a leading specialist in corporate communications at Omsk airport.
According to Gavrish, the pilot of the plane with Navalny requested an emergency landing at 8:25, and five minutes later a message about mining was received. She stressed that the evacuation did not affect the provision of medical assistance to Navalny.
The airport spokesperson also noted that due to calls for mining, evacuations at the airport were carried out on August 9 and 13.
Earlier, an audio recording of the radio broadcast of the Omsk airport on the day the plane with Navalny landed there was spread on the Internet . On it, the dispatcher spoke about the evacuation. Some social media users have concluded that the two events were related.