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Broken fuel pump delays flights at Kelowna airport


A broken fuel pump at the Kelowna airport means departing planes won't be taking off.

The mechanical failure today, Dec. 28, is preventing fuel trucks from refilling departing planes, according a Kelowna International Airport media release.

"We are working with our partners to fix this mechanical issue as quickly as possible," airport director Sam Samaddar said in the news release.

Passengers should check with their airline for up-to-date flight information, but the airport expects the pump should be replaced by 1 p.m.

Until that's done, the airport could see delayed and/or cancelled flights today.

"We thank passengers for their continued patience as we work to resolve this issue and get them on their way," Samaddar said.

The airport didn't say when the pump failed or how many flights were affected, but its website shows ten departing flights are delayed today as of 12:10 p.m. Seven of those have been delayed at least an hour.

Go here to see the most up to day flight time information on the YLW website.

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