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Flights cancelled after Miami blaze

Dozens of flights out of Miami have been cancelled three days after a fire broke out at the airport.

Miami International Airport said 97 flights were cancelled on Saturday and another 17 were delayed as a result of Wednesday's blaze.

The fire left the airport's fuel pump operation unusable. A glitch has kept a temporary pumping system from working, so planes have to be fuelled using tanker trucks.

An airport spokesman said he hopes the pumping system will be running later this weekend. It could take up to four months to install a new, permanent system.

All told, hundreds of flights have been cancelled at the airport because of the fire.


From Belfast Telegraph