I was supposed to be flying back from Tahiti on Air France this morning. Everyone had boarded the plane and we were awaiting our takeoff when the pilot announced over the intercom that we needed to get off the plane due to a fuel problem. They asked us to take all of our belongings with us.
Underneath the plane is a large pool of fuel. There are also fire trucks on the runway.
The interesting thing is – what happens now? Is it something that can be easily fixed? Do they risk flying us over the Pacific with a possible fuel issue? It’s not like they have a spare plane anywhere nearby either.
Perhaps I’ll be trapped in Tahiti for a couple of additional days which possibly could be the most awesome delay ever.