Fuel tanker overturns inside Kerala airport, spills ATF

A tanker carrying aviation fuel overturned here spilling the ATF inside the airport premises on Wednesday, triggering panic.

Thiruvananthapuram: A tanker carrying aviation fuel overturned here spilling the ATF inside the airport premises on Wednesday, triggering panic.

The vehicle had hit a boundary wall while carrying the aviation turbine fuel (ATF) from the domestic to the international terminal, Airport director George Tharakan told a news agency.

The vehicle went out of control while negotiating a curve and hit the boundary wall on the perimeter road following which ATF spilled on to the road, he said adding that efforts are on to remove the fuel from the tanker.

Though the mishap occurred inside the airport, air traffic was not affected, he said. 

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