United Airlines flight suffered fuel leak

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United Airlines flight suffered fuel leak

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Postby avi-addict » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:58 pm


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Re: United Airlines flight suffered fuel leak

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Postby Propnut » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:37 am

When fuel is dumped is it not pumped out through the wing tip?

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Postby Bell 407 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:35 pm

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.

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Postby Raffles » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:49 am

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.


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