The only fire truck at Laamu Kadhdhoo airport failed to start this morning causing airport operations to come to a halt.
Due to a fault in the fire truck, Ahmed Ali, who is currently in charge of the airport, said it had not been possible for any aircraft to land at the airport since 9:30am.
Operations were also suspended yesterday due to the same problem.
“We only have one fire truck. The truck has failed to start, so operations have been suspended,” Ali told local media.
While efforts to repair the truck were underway, Ali said that some of the equipment required to repair the truck was not at the airport.
According to Ali, airport operations are to resume by 8:00pm tonight (December 17).
Aviation law prohibits airplanes from landing at an airport without the presence of an operational fire truck.