United Flight Cancelled By Massive Fuel Leak


A United Airlines flight, scheduled to travel to Venice, Italy, from Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday night, turned back to the gate after passengers informed flight attendants that the aircraft was gushing jet fuel from the left wing. Evidently, neither aircraft crew nor airport personnel noticed the fuel spraying from the 767’s wing until notified by a pair of newlyweds alarmed by the growing lake of kerosene.

United told the press, “While taxiing to the runway on Tuesday evening, United flight 170 traveling from Newark to Venice, Italy returned to the gate due to a fuel leak, and was later cancelled. We apologized to our customers for the inconvenience. Our team worked to provide customers with hotel accommodations for the night and to get them back on their way to Venice the next day.”