According to reports, a truck overturned at John F. Kennedy International Airport, resulting in a huge fuel leak on a runway. Emergency services responded extensively to the incident, which happened at 10:40 am local time today, and are still working to contain and clean up the spill.
The overturning of a fuel tanker on the aeronautical side of John F. Kennedy International Airport has not impeded plane operations or traffic, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. First responders working on a cleanup mission reacted quickly after the incident, which happened away from air traffic operations.
As of now, the incident has not been linked to any reported injuries. At 10:50 a.m. local time, the New York Fire Department received a call on the fuel spill, which sparked an ongoing cleanup effort. The incident is reported to have occurred in “Cargo Area A,” and hazmat teams are also on the scene in addition to 12 units and 60 crew members actively conducting a foam operation.
“At 10:40 am today, a fuel trunk overturned on the aeronautical side of the airport (no impact to air operations or vehicular traffic as this occurred on the airside of the airport and away from air traffic operations),” the Port Authority’s Office stated in a statement. The cleanup is in progress initial responders, including hazmat, are present. No injuries have been reported.”
Prior tweets about a fuel spill close to a runway at JFK said that the problem was under control but that cleanup would take several hours. The New York Fire Department, hazmat teams, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are all actively reacting to the issue. A Twitter user brought up the Runway 31/13 closure because of the fuel spill.
Social media footage shows the wrecked truck encircled by a large number of emergency response vehicles. There is a sizable amount of petrol that has spilled on the ground near the wrecked truck.