Fuel leak causes flight delay at Philadelphia International Airport

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Officials say a fuel leak caused the delay of an American Airlines flight at Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday morning.

Shortly before 9:00 a.m. the flight, which was scheduled to head to Orlando, began leaking fuel before takeoff.

About five gallons leaked but the pilots noticed the problem and the plane did not takeoff.

The 115 passengers on-board the plane had to be brought back to the terminal.

No injuries were reported.

An airport spokeswoman says the airplane had to be towed back to the gate for repairs.

The incident did not impact any other airport operations.