Turn Back: Nantucket Airport Runs Out Of Jet Fuel

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NANTUCKET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Federal Aviation Administration warned pilots that Nantucket Memorial Airport was out of fuel over the weekend.

Right in time for the height of the summer season, the FAA issued a warning on Saturday over the agency's NOTAM alert system that Jet A, a type of jet fuel used across the U.S., was completely unavailable.

The next shipment of fuel is scheduled for Monday on a Steamship Authority ferry, but as of Sunday, there was no fuel available for anyone, according to Nantucket Magazine. The airport was keeping a few thousand gallons of Jet-A in emergency reserves just in case a helicopter medflight needs to get to Boston.

The magazine reports that one canceled fuel shipments on the ferry in early July upended the Airport's entire fuel delivery system, as the competition for spots on the ferry has been intense.

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel

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