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Fueling problem delays Southwest flights at McCarran early Sunday

Several dozen Southwest Airlines flights were delayed Sunday because of a fuel line problem at the C concourse of McCarran International Airport. (MGN Online)

A problem with the fueling lines at C concourse at McCarran International Airport delayed several dozen Southwest Airlines flights Sunday morning.

"When planes can't get fuel they can't go, so they went to alternative fueling options and that slowed things down," said Christine Crews, airport spokeswoman. "When planes can't move (from the gate) the ones coming in can't take that space, so they have to wait. As of now (9:30 a.m.) there are five Southwest plans sitting on holding pads waiting for a gate."

The problem began at 7:15 a.m. and was rectified about 9:15 a.m.

The delays were expected to clear up within an hour, Crews said.

Southwest is the only airline the uses the C concourse at McCarran.


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