Jet fuel was contaminated at Ben Gurion airport in May because the electronic filters used to clean the fuel had not been changed for a decade, the commission created to investigate the incident reported on Sunday.
According to the
report, the filters became so clogged that they collapsed as the fuel
The National Infrastructures Ministry created a commission to investigate the incident when contaminated jet fuel caused all flights leaving Ben Gurion airport to be canceled the evening of May 5.
The commission also said that a report on the dirty filters was written as early as February, but had not been passed along to the proper authorities.