Re: Virgin 747 birdstrike

From: (Lars Blomberg, Alfven Laboratory, Stockholm)
Organization: Plasma Physics, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Date:         27 Dec 95 21:43:54 
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>I recall an incident several years ago with a Continental 747
>departing LGW at maximum takeoff weight, with a maximum crosswind
>component. They lost an engine during the takeoff run. The aircraft
>lifted off the runway, and was over-rotated by the flying pilot. [...]
>The F/E started dumping fuel immediately, and they were able to begin
>a slow climb and return to the airport.

What is the maximum rate at which fuel can be dumped? I assume it must
be quite high if it is to make a difference during a take-off with a
lost engine.