Fueling truck

An aircraft fuel tanker caught fire while refuelling an Etihad A380 aircraft at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

Luckily, no injuries where reported.

Etihad has reached out to issue the following statement regarding the incident:

” On February 16, a vehicle caught fire at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in the vicinity of an Etihad Airways Airbus A380 that was being serviced in preparation for a flight from Abu Dhabi to New York.

Airport emergency services were initiated immediately and the stricken vehicle was removed from the area.

Etihad Airways flight to New York on 16 February was subsequently delayed by two hours. However, at no time was the aircraft, crew or guests at risk as a result of this incident.

The safety of Etihad Airways’ passengers and staff is of paramount importance.”