Emergency personnel and hazmat crews responded to New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport Thursday morning after a tanker truck spilled thousands of gallons of jet fuel.

The tanker truck, carrying 10,000 gallons of fuel, overturned in a cargo area near one of the airport’s runways at 10:40 a.m. local time.

According to reports, the incident caused approximately 4,000 gallons of fuel to spill onto the tarmac.

It’s unclear what caused the truck to overturn.

No injuries have been reported.


“The spill has been covered in foam to prevent further spreading. Hazmat units are actively working to determine the optimal method for offloading the remaining fuel from the truck,” Rawsalerts noted.

AM NY reports:

A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of jet fuel overturned in JFK’s Cargo Area A, near Runway 13R-31L, at about 10:40 a.m. Thursday, the FDNY and Port Authority reported. It’s unclear what caused the tanker to overturn, but the incident caused about 4,000 gallons of fuel to spill onto the tarmac.

About 60 FDNY and EMS personnel responded to the scene, along with Haz-Mat crew. The Port Authority Police and FDNY have been dousing the scene in firefighting foam, and cleanup efforts are underway at the spill site.

The Port Authority is still investigating the cause of the spill.

“New York’s Fire Department told The Mirror that the clean-up operation is ongoing, after a call reporting the fuel spill was received at 10:50am local time,” The Mirror reports.

The Mirror noted:

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Office sent the following statement to The Mirror: “At 10:40am today, a fuel trunk overturned on the aeronautical side of the airport (no impact to air operations or vehicular traffic as this occurred on the airside of the airport and away from air traffic operations). Clean-up is underway. First responders on-scene, including hazmat. No reported injuries.”

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