ATF tanker overturns at Trivandrum airport

Trivandrum - The vehicle carrying the ATF from the domestic to the international terminal went out of control and hit the boundary wall on the perimeter road while negotiating a curve.



By T K Devasla

Published: Thu 30 Jul 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 30 Jul 2015, 1:43 PM

Panic struck the Trivandrum International Airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Wednesday when a tanker carrying aviation turbine fuel (ATF) overturned, spilling the fuel inside the airport premises.
The vehicle carrying the ATF from the domestic to the international terminal went out of control and hit the boundary wall on the perimeter road while negotiating a curve.
The fire and rescue services personnel rushed to the spot and sealed the tanker and averted the chances of a flare up, according to airport sources.
Airport Director George Tharakan said that the leakage had not affected the air traffic. All flights to and from the airport operated as usual. Over-speed was cited as the reason for the accident. The tank driver suffered minor injury.
Airport sources said that the fuel in the tanker belonging to the Hindustan Petroleum was removed after disconnecting the power lines in the area. A large posse of security personnel had surrounded the area and the traffic was closed.
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