Nigerians Wonders Why They Have To Switch off The Engine of Their Cars Before Refuelling As Video of Helicopter Refuelling in Mid-air Goes Viral

43 views 14 April 2021
Many Nigerians wonders why they must switch off the engine of their cars whenever they want to refuel at the petrol station while an Helicopter can be refueled mid-air as seen in a viral video.

In the video, the helicopter could be seen positioning itself as it inserted a long pipe into another pipe from a plane. 

The long pipe from the helicopter served as the channel through which fuel travelled to the tank of the helicopter.

As expected, many people has reacted to the video. See some of their reactions below:

@SocietyNews said: 

"Thought you have to switch off the engine when you refuel?" 

@mardyxlee wrote: 

"How can a helicopter keep its engine running to refuel, but we have to cut our vehicles off to refuel?" 

@omoAgbetuyi commented: 

"Aviation fuel is not as volatile as Premium Motor Spirit. Never advisable to have your car engine running when refueling." 


"Not necessary. Even with our cars. The engine can be running while pumping, it won’t cause any damage. It’s not suggested to do so though because it’s a fire hazard due to the vapors." 

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