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United Airlines flight suffered fuel leak

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:58 pm
by avi-addict

Re: United Airlines flight suffered fuel leak

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:37 am
by Propnut
When fuel is dumped is it not pumped out through the wing tip?

Re: United Airlines flight suffered fuel leak

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:35 pm
by Bell 407
Propnut wrote:When fuel is dumped is it not pumped out through the wing tip?

Proppies, I was going to ask the same thing. That discharge looks like the point where fuel would be dumped from? So maybe a problem with a switch on the ground perhaps.

Re: United Airlines flight suffered fuel leak

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:49 am
by Raffles
Possibly a fuel dump valve opened inadvertently or by some technical problem. Another stronger possibility is the "overflow", actually a surge tank at the wingtip to capture excess fuel, may have had fuel in it.