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Employees stop plane leaking jet fuel, become airport heroes

Workers notice jet fuel leak from plane about to take off

Employees stop plane leaking jet fuel, become airport heroes

Pisa, December 12 - Two airport employees are being hailed as heroes after stopping an aircraft that was leaking fuel on takeoff. Antonio Gentilini and a colleague noticed an early morning flight Wednesday from Pisa's airport was dangerously leaking fuel as it taxied in preparation for flight. The pair managed to stop the plane, operated by Romanian company Carpatair for Alitalia. Later, passengers rushed to thank the men, according to their union.

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