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Discussion in 'American Airlines | AAdvantage' started by tom911, Jun 20, 2011.
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must have been critical since they didnt even take time to dump fuel.
Actually, according to the news report, they did dump fuel. Must have been dumped rapidly because the flight was only 22 minutes.
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.
I was gonna say maybe it was the aircraft type, but apparently it's one of the heavy ones.
Well, AA isn't flying MD-80s between ORD and DEL
Though they're thinking about it.
Perhaps Del-Syz-IST-lhr-KEF-Yyt-ord is on the drawing board?
LOL... reminds me of that "regional jet" thread. They're stretching the range of those things for sure.
The dreaded "technical snag!"
"the flight commander requested to make an emergency landing due to a technical snag in one of the engines"
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.
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.
Indeed... that's what I thought was implied by 744 as well, since a heavy flight like that would be incredibly overweight for landing.