Fueling system problem causes delays at Miami International Airport

Problem appeared to be some type of electrical issue with pumps


MIAMI – Problems with the refueling system at Miami International Airport caused widespread delays Saturday.

The airport tweeted that technicians were on site working on the problem shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday.

The problem appeared to be some type of electrical issue with the pumps, according to MIA airport officials. There were delays that lasted about 5 to 10 minutes.

Airport officials said around 5 p.m. their fueling system began working again. There were 12 delayed outbound flight and six diverted arrivals to other airports.

Families of frustrated passengers told Local 10 some planes were making the short flight to Fort Lauderdale in order to refuel before continuing on to their final destinations.

The airport website shows some flights are delayed, while others are taking off on-time. Be sure to check with your airline before heading to the airport.