Refueling problem causes delays at Oslo Airport

AP News
Posted: Sep 25, 2012 2:39 PM
Refueling problem causes delays at Oslo Airport

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Dozens of flights were delayed or canceled Tuesday at Oslo Airport after a malfunction in the pumping system halted all aircraft refueling.

Airport officials said all flights from Oslo after 5 p.m. (1500 GMT) were affected by the electronic fault before it was repaired some three hours later.

Airport spokesman Vegar Gystad said that several arrivals had been directed to other airports to refuel and that officials had negotiated with airlines about alternative routes.

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In a brief statement, the airport authority said later that the fuel system was running as normal but that some delays could be expected throughout the evening.