THERE was alarm at Palma airport this morning (August 22) when a fuel tanker burst into flames.
The lorry, belonging to the Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos (Hydrocarbons Logistics Company) was on the runway to refuel a plane at the time.
The incident took place at 8.49 am and fire protocols were immediately put into place.
The tanker was taken clear of the aircraft and airport firefighters were rapidly on the scene. They extinguished the flames with foam. The fire was restricted to the valve area at the back of the truck and did not reach the actual tank.
No one was hurt in the incident and airport operator AENA has confirmed the incident did not affect flights. An investigation has now been launched.