Sunday, March 04, 2018

Hyderabad Airport staff stops Jeddah-Jakarta flight from taking off after noticing fuel leak

Hyderabad: Staff at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) stopped a Jeddah-Jakarta flight from taking off after noticing fuel leakage from one of the wings of the plane. This incident took place at around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The flight was started from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and was heading for Jakarta, Indonesia.

According to the report published in Telangana Today, leakage of fuel was noticed when Citilink Airlines flight was about to take off after filling fuel at RGIA. When the issued was found, pilot was immediately informed.

It may be mention that earlier, the airplane had made an emergency landing reportedly due to insufficient fuel. It landed after getting permission from Air Traffic Control of RGIA.
However, after refueling, flight was stopped from taking off due to fuel leak. Soon, fire teams reached the spot and the issue was rectified. Finally, flight was allowed to take off at around 10 p.m.
04/03/18 Siasat Daily