Flight delays as fuel system goes faulty

By Drum Digital
06 January 2015

Five aircraft at Durban's King Shaka International Airport (KIA) had to be refuelled from lorries after the airport's fuel system broke down on Tuesday, a spokesman said.

The cause of the failure was not immediately known, but it was expected to be resolved later in the day, spokesman Colin Naidoo said.

Inbound flights were not affected as they landed with enough fuel to take them to their next destination. Tankers were being used to refuel other planes.

"We have asked the service provider to look at the problem and we are hoping to have the machines up and running. We hope to have them operational in about two hours’ time," he said at noon.

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