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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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Cudahy, California


Can jet fuel be used to run lawn equipment?


Ed Osteen
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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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?



I'll give you one guess as to why a plane would dump all its fuel in a situation that might require an emergency landing. You can do this...
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teke184
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
Less weight I can believe.

Fire risk? Not quite so much.


Jet fuel isn’t particularly explosive and having full tanks, as opposed to emptier ones containing a lot of air and fuel vapors, are safer from the explosion perspective.


My guess is that he needed to maneuver quickly and did a fuel dump in order to cut weight significantly for better response.


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


It's kerosene.


fightin tigers
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
Could be that the plane was too heavy to land. Not uncommon for a plane to take off with more fuel than it can land with.

Usually they just circle them to burn the fuel. Must have been a more pressing emergency to dump the fuel.


Ed Osteen
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
exactly, it's a weight issue


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


It's kerosene.


Amazing how many don't know this.


fightin tigers
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
I mean, it is modified kerosene, but for all intents and purposes.


arcalades
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
sounds like an explosive situation


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BuckyCheese
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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Jet fuel isn’t particularly explosive and having full tanks, as opposed to emptier ones containing a lot of air and fuel vapors, are safer from the explosion perspective.


I get the vapor thing and considered that. However if there was a fire I think NOT having thousands of gallons of fuel pooling out from the plane would be preferable.


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BuckyCheese
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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I mean, it is modified kerosene, but for all intents and purposes.


Intensive purposes on the OT


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LSURussian
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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Jet fuel isn't highly flammable
It's flammable enough to melt steel beams in skyscrapers.


Ed Osteen
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
I was always under the impression a plane full of fuel isn't safe to land because it was way too heavy and puts stress on it so they dump in emergency situations for a safer landing


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upgrayedd
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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It's flammable enough to melt steel beams in skyscrapers.


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BuckyCheese
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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Cudahy, California


Can jet fuel be used to run lawn equipment?



Probably fine in a diesel.


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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
The guys I knew that were running waste Jet A in their diesel pickups were adding oil to it. Jet A is pretty dry as for as lubrication properties.


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SlackMaster
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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.


How else are we going to make contrails???


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




Yeah all that post needed was a connection between Delta's diversity hiring practices and their fuel dumping policies.


Tigeralum2008
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
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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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deltaland
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re: Delta flight dumps jet fuel on school playground
Jet Fuel can’t stop kid screams


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