American Airlines makes emergency landing, all 246 on board safe (DEL)

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  1. tom911
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    Read more:
    http://mangalorean.com/news.php?newstype=local&newsid=246309
     
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    must have been critical since they didnt even take time to dump fuel.
     
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    Actually, according to the news report, they did dump fuel. Must have been dumped rapidly because the flight was only 22 minutes.
     
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    wow, that is a fast dump. I thought it usually took a lot longer and you read about planes being airborne for over an hr dumping fuel.
     
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    I was gonna say maybe it was the aircraft type, but apparently it's one of the heavy ones.

     
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    Well, AA isn't flying MD-80s between ORD and DEL ;)
     
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    Though they're thinking about it.

    Perhaps Del-Syz-IST-lhr-KEF-Yyt-ord is on the drawing board?
     
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    LOL... reminds me of that "regional jet" thread. They're stretching the range of those things for sure. :)
     
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    The dreaded "technical snag!"

    "the flight commander requested to make an emergency landing due to a technical snag in one of the engines"
     
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    I would suggest not believing everything you read. This was supposedly a generator problem on one engine. While there are generator problems that would make a fuel dump advisable, there are a lot of generator problems that would not. At this point, all we know for sure is that the aircraft returned to DEL.
     
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    Since the flight was going from DEL to ORD, I would assume that it was fully loaded, probably making it above allowable landing weight. IF this were the case, a fuel dump would be necessary.
     
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    Indeed... that's what I thought was implied by 744 as well, since a heavy flight like that would be incredibly overweight for landing.
     

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