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Gas leak forces evacuation of airport termal

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03 Oct 2013
Passengers were evacuated from Melbourne Airport following a gas leak.

Fire crews were called to assist the Airport Fire Service just after 11am on Thursday October 3.

An excavator working onsite damaged a main gas supply pipe line causing the evacuation of two terminals while the leak was brought under control.

The MFB were notified of the leak by the Airport Firefighters who then worked together to bring the situation to a safe conclusion. 

The leak took approx one hour and 10 minutes to bring under control.

MFB firefighters continued to monitor the air to ensure the safety of those who had to be evacuated.

Approximately 130 people were evacuated from the Tiger terminal.

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