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Jet fuel mistakenly pumped into cars

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Hum    6,931

HAMILTON, NJ ? Officials say aviation fuel was pumped into cars after it was mistakenly delivered to three New Jersey gas stations.

Authorities closed a station in Lawrence, and two in Hamilton after the error was discovered.

Mercer County spokeswoman Julie Willmot tells The Times of Trenton the stations will remain closed until all underground storage tanks, lines and filters are emptied and cleaned.

State officials are investigating how the mistake happened.

Several cars stalled on Friday when a gas station in Keyport and one in Manasquan unknowingly pumped jet fuel into their tanks.

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Crisp    3,271

Family Guy comes to mind.

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Detection    2,255

They stalled? I'd have thought it would probably work as a fuel but destroy the engines

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abecedarian paradoxious    326

Wonder where the gasoline intended for the stations ended up....

Hopefully, not in any jet airplanes.

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Hum    6,931

Peter Griffin was on the job.

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Pupik    452

Family Guy comes to mind.

Peter Griffin was on the job.

What is this all about?

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threetonesun    1,204

They stalled? I'd have thought it would probably work as a fuel but destroy the engines

Not jet fuel, no, it's basically kerosene. It will just clog up the engine and need to be drained.

Aviation fuel will work in car, however.

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Growled    3,880

So the cars didn't fly after that?

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linsook    149

Not jet fuel, no, it's basically kerosene. It will just clog up the engine and need to be drained.

Aviation fuel will work in car, however.

they just got a free kerosene flush... lol.. still gotta do the flushing part.

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FloatingFatMan    15,710

So, is the fuel company going to pay for the repairs to customer's cars?

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Tuishimi    129

I wonder what the kerosene/jet fuel would have done in a diesel Jetta?

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