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Posted on: December 15, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO MINOR FUEL SPILL AT KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Photo of Monroe County Fire Rescue responding to fuel spill of plane at Key West International Airpo

KEY WEST, FL –  About 9:45 a.m. Saturday, a Monroe County Fire Rescue crew from Station 7 responded to a minor fuel spill coming from a private plane that had just landed at Key West International Airport during heavy rain.

The pilot of the plane was able to immediately taxi the plane to a remote aircraft parking area. The Fire Rescue crew used a foam blanket and an absorbent boom to quickly contain the spill of about 50 to 100 gallons of jet fuel. Other workers at the airport safely removed the fuel.

The four people aboard the plane were uninjured. The incident caused no delays of airport operations.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the state Department of Environmental Protection were notified.

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