Re: Fuel dump before crash-landing

From:         Ted Deller <noonedition@regina.cbc.ca>
Organization: HookUp Communication Corporation, Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
Date:         01 May 95 02:44:01 
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I'm not certain that all airliners have the capability of dumping fuel.
I don't recall this being an available option on the ones I'm familiar
with.

I think the larger the plane gets, the more demand there is for the
ability to dump fuel. A B747 would likely have such an ability, while
an A320 might not.

I'm sure others know for sure. I'd have to check the flight manuals
again just to be absolutely certain.

I was under the impression that in many cases, if a landing is
needed immediately after takeoff, the plane circles for a
while to burn off fuel.

			Ted