Contamination of aviation fuel feared

By john.wallace

Flightline Aviation helicopter service manager Pete James said more than 6cm of floodwater covered the concrete floor of the company's hangar on Saturday morning.

Nearly 30 helicopters inside got ``wet feet''.

The floodwater did not enter the office space.

``We got away with it lightly.''

However, the underground tank containing aviation fuel remained underwater yesterday.

An alarm sounded yesterday, warning the fuel could have been contaminated with water.

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