Sunday, January 07, 2018

Jet fuel spill at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (KFLL), Broward County, Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - Hundreds of gallons of fuel spilled out on the ground at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Sunday afternoon.

According to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, a JetBlue plane was being refueled when the jet fuel leaked onto the ground.

Hazmat teams arrived to the scene to secure excess leaking fuel and oversee foam operations.

The spill did not affect airport operations.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Hundred of gallons of jet fuel spilled Sunday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, officials said.

Battalion Chief Michael Kane, a spokesman for Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, said the spill occurred around 1 p.m. at gate E10 as workers tried to refuel a JetBlue aircraft.

A good portion of the fuel flowed into a storm drain, which contained most of the spill, Kane said.

The Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue hazardous materials units were on hand to clean up the excess fuel, Kane said. The units were also overseeing foam operations, which suppress harmful vapors.

No one was hurt because of the spill, Kane said.

Gregory Meyer, a spokesman for the airport, said the spill did not affect any flights. He said the plane was empty when the spill occurred. 

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