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I was watching Wild fly Alaska on Netflix adn they refered to an aircraft that was grounded for fuel farm contaminationa a "Pumpkin"   What does that mean and where did the term come from?

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  1. Koehn on Apr 24, 2012

    Remember how Cinderella’s white coach turned back into a pumpkin at midnight? That.

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  2. Matthew Waugh on Apr 26, 2012

    Yes – it’s not aviation slang – it’s just English 🙂

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