Sunday, March 04, 2018

Fuel from Jeddah jet leaks at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Hyderabad: Vigilant staff at Shamshabad airport saved several lives when they noticed fuel leaking from an aircraft that was about to take off and stopped it.

The plane belonging to Citilink Airways was on a flight from Jeddah to Indonesia and was carrying about 170 passengers. It had stopped at the RGI Airport for refuelling on Saturday night. 

“Due to the misplacement of the nozzle, the fuel poured over the plane’s fuselage and went on to spread over the runway too,” said airport officials.

According to sources, the staff workers noticed the leak and informed the authorities, who aborted the take off. The staff later cleaned up the leaked fuel with water and hosed down the runway.