Plane makes emergency landing in Brazil

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    Large bodied twin rear engines, what type?
     
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    I guessed it may have been a Fokker but we've been on the old F100's (or so I thought they were the -100's) when AA flew them on short hops between YYZ-ORD and back many years ago. Certainly didn't look like the aircraft in the picture. The one pictured looks much wider with slightly swept back wings, while the one AA flew had wings straight out from the fuselage. The even smaller F-27 was flown for years by CP.
     
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    If anyone can advise what happens when an airplane performs a fuel dump?
    I am just curious to understand the impact to the residents and the environment including potential fires?
    Also, what is expected of the airline in terms of follow-up when they are forced by circumstances to execute the fuel dump.
     
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    I should be more clear. In this case they just flew around for a while burning fuel; the F100 cannot dump.

    Otherwise, when a dump is required, they generally do it at a high enough altitude that it disperses over a sufficiently wide area that there is no impact at ground level.
     
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    There are many aircraft models that do not have fuel dumping capabilities, hence the extra flying to try to burn off some fuel so as not to make an overweight landing with possible damage to the aircraft or worse. Usually dumped fuel is vaporized and harmless before it gets down near to ground level, and in many cases, if possible, is done over water.
     
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    Thanks both for the information. This is some good general knowledge to file away. :)
     
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