A United Airlines Boeing 767-300 bound from Newark to Venice was canceled, after fuel started gushing out of the aircrafts left-wing. Passengers noticed what was going on and had to convince the crew what was going on to have it investigated, as the flight attendants at first dismissed the claim!
It’s unknown what caused the spill, however the cancelled flight meant passengers had to spend a night in Newark as they were being re-accommodated the next day.
Per Business Insider
United Airlines was forced to cancel a Venice, Italy-bound flight after the plane suffered a massive fuel leak while waiting to take off at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The incident, which took place Tuesday evening, forced United Flight 170 to return to the gate and its passenger to disembark. Passengers on the flight were provided hotel rooms for the night and rebooked on later flights.
“While taxiing to the runway yesterday evening, United flight 170 traveling from Newark to Venice, Italy returned to the gate due to a fuel leak, and was later cancelled. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience. Our team helped provide customers with hotel accommodations for the night and are working to get them back on their way to Venice today.”
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