ZZZ WORLD WIDE ALERT FUEL SCARE

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ZZZ WORLD WIDE ALERT FUEL SCARE

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Post by howie » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:04 pm

FSB Alert team@flightservice.org via mail87.atl71.mcdlv.net
3:58 PM (3 minutes ago)
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Hello members,

We have just issued a Level 1 Ops Alert for:

icon-hazard.png ZZZZ/ Worldwide :

Category: Hazard


Situation:
There’s a worldwide fuel scare again - and we’re going to summarise this as simply as we can. Last week, a Falcon 900 departing an FBO in Florida requested Prist - which prevents fuel freezing at altitude - to be added. However, the Prist container on the fuel truck had been filled, in error, with a different fluid - Diesel Exhaust Fluid. The two fluids look the same - no coloring in either, clear liquid. DEF has catastrophic consequences for aircraft engines. In this case, 1 engine failed on departure, and the 2nd failed during the subsequent emergency landing. Similar events happened in Omaha in 2017, and we have more reports from OpsGroup members in Brazil. An FAA Special Airworthiness Bulletin is being worked on. There is no easy fix, but crews should be aware of the risk, and read more on this topic.



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Re: ZZZ WORLD WIDE ALERT FUEL SCARE

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Post by Propnut » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:23 pm

That is a cruel twist of fate. :yikes:

I wonder if the answer can be as simple as adding a colour to one of the liquids, to indicate a difference.



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