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American Airlines passengers film fuel pouring from the aircraft wing

An American Airlines flight was delayed after fuel was seen leaking from the aircraft wing.

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An American Airlines flight was delayed after fuel was seen leaking from the aircraft wing while parked at the gate at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Los Angeles-bound flight was reportedly “pouring” the fuel of the wing while the passengers watched from the terminal.

I’m by much of a flight delay situations, but fuel pouring out of the side of a wing is a new. @AmericanAir pic.twitter.com/zdWHVAzlYC

— Rebecca Morgan (@itsmebeccam) July 24, 2018

The emergency services are now on the scene. @AmericanAir maybe you should stop acting like we get on this plane? ? pic.twitter.com/SjEU0wDI5k

— Rebecca Morgan (@itsmebeccam) July 24, 2018

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American Airlines officials confirmed to Fox News there was a problem with the airplane, but claimed it was a small leak.

According to passengers on Twitter, the emergency services reported to the scene and tried to clean up the leak with paper towels.

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“A mechanical problem occurred during the fueling process, which resulted in a small fuel spill at the gate. Our maintenance team in the evaluation of the problem, and we expect that the unit will return to service this afternoon.”

According to passengers on Twitter, the emergency services reported to the scene and tried to clean up the leak with paper towels.

Update: they are now using paper towels to clean up the fuel spill ? Everyone looks with awe and laughter. No one has ever seen anything like it. They still say we leave at 1:30 from this port. pic.twitter.com/UykXCXlCZG

— Rebecca Morgan (@itsmebeccam) July 24, 2018

Update: they have given up on the paper towels (because that was clearly going to work), and with the help of rollers. A poor guy roles while other people watch. pic.twitter.com/NwHGY8TQCK

— Rebecca Morgan (@itsmebeccam) July 24, 2018

The passengers later tweeted that another flight was made, and to take them to LA, more than an hour after the flight was supposed to take off. However, the passengers were ordered to deplane quickly after boarding the new aircraft. It is unknown why.

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We were finally boarded on a new plane about the airport, and deplaned without reason. We are already beyond angry at this point. @AmericanAir, this is horrible. pic.twitter.com/Tatce5z9sw

— Rebecca Morgan (@itsmebeccam) July 24, 2018

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American Airlines responded to passenger reports on Twitter, saying the team was aware of the case.

Safety is always our highest priority, and as you can see, our team is aware.

— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) July 24, 2018

Our team in the PHL is working hard and we will have an update to your destination very quickly. We will send you a DM shortly.

— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) July 24, 2018

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