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LSUFanHouston
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Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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The FAA said in a statement that "Delta Air Lines Flight 89 declared an emergency after departing from LAX, returned to the airport and landed without incident. The FAA is aware of and looking into reports that children at a school east of LAX are being treated for fuel exposure."


I would imagine dumping what is highly flammable jet fuel, anywhere on land, is a bad idea.

But I guess they can't dump it in the ocean, because a whale might drink it or something. Can't have that.


bad93ex
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
Maybe one of the OT pilots can chime in as to why an aircraft would need to perform a fuel dump in an emergency situation?


yankeeundercover
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
Why the frick is an airplane “dumping fuel”?!? Go frick yourselves, air industry. And wonder why the price of a plane ticket has gone up exponentially... it’s because apparently they’re throwing away the fricking fuel we as customers are paying for.

fricking dumb.


BuckyCheese
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
Less weight and less fire risk I'd guess.

Usually they are high enough it just evaporates. Must have been pretty low and slow.


upgrayedd
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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I would imagine dumping what is highly flammable jet fuel, anywhere on land, is a bad idea.


Jet fuel isn't highly flammable


BlackPawnMartyr
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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pilots can chime in as to why an aircraft would need to perform a fuel dump in an emergency situation?




Do we really need an expert to explain that?


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upgrayedd
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Why the frick is an airplane “dumping fuel”?!? Go frick yourselves, air industry. And wonder why the price of a plane ticket has gone up exponentially... it’s because apparently they’re throwing away the fricking fuel we as customers are paying for.

fricking dumb.

This comment is why we can't have nice things


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LSUFanHouston
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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Jet fuel isn't highly flammable


Hmm... I thought it was... hence all the fireballs and major fires and explosions upon crashes...


dupergreenie
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Why the frick is an airplane “dumping fuel”?!? 


Not sure if you are serious or not......


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bad93ex
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Hmm... I thought it was... hence all the fireballs and major fires and explosions upon crashes...


It can't melt steel beams


Traveler
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
Well the OT just found who is clueless about the aviation industry and it didn't take long at all.


upgrayedd
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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Hmm... I thought it was... hence all the fireballs and major fires and explosions upon crashes...


Mr. Hangover
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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Why the frick is an airplane “dumping fuel”?!? Go frick yourselves, air industry.



In this thread, we melt and outrage over shite we know nothing about. More to come at the 10:00 hour......


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jbgleason
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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Why the frick is an airplane “dumping fuel”?!? Go frick yourselves, air industry. And wonder why the price of a plane ticket has gone up exponentially... it’s because apparently they’re throwing away the fricking fuel we as customers are paying for.

fricking dumb.



You can’t possibly be this stupid. They declared an Emergency and were returning to make an emergency landing. Do you think it is better or worse to make that landing with hundreds / thousands of pounds of highly flammable fuel on board?


Chad504boy
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
wish i could dump jet fuel on california.


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BPTiger
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
Jesus Christ some of you people are idiots.

You dump fuel so a rough landing doesn’t turn into a bomb and kill everyone aboard.


Gevans17
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
Why dump fuel? Because he’s too heavy to land with a full fuel load and he needs to get back in the ground ASAP.


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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
I'm sure they realized that none of the kids should have been smoking so the chances of an explosion were minimized.

fricking liberals


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Tigerpaw123
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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Because he’s too heavy to land with a full fuel load and he needs to get back in the ground ASAP


actually, he was trying to avoid getting back to the ground ASAP


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