• Fuel spill at Orlando International Airport impacts flights, prompts cleanup, officials say


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Nearly 100 gallons of fuel spilled at a terminal at Orlando International Airport Sunday, officials confirmed to Eyewitness News.

    The spill happened around 6:45 a.m. and impacted flights with Jet Blue, American and Frontier Airlines at gates 1-29, said Carolyn Fennell, a spokesperson with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

    Fennell the fuel was spilled from a hydrant and that they closed the line to check out the problem. The fuel, which was considered a "medium spill," was cleaned up quickly and did not enter any storm drains, Fennell said.

    One contractor was taken to the hospital out of an abundance of caution. There is no word on this condition at this time, Fennell said.

    Some gates won’t have fuel service for the time being, but workers are able to service those planes elsewhere, so there shouldn’t be any additional flight issues, Fennell said.

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