Re: Fuel dump before crash-landing

From:         lchiluku@ucsd.edu (R. & L. Chilukuri)
Organization: Univ of California at San Diego
Date:         08 May 95 02:09:05 
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In article <airliners.1995.495@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
IO00656@MAINE.maine.edu says...
>I know that pilots dump fuel when they need to land soon after take off
>because maximum landing weight is usually significantly less than maximum
>takeoff weight.

As an aside - the DC8-72 can dump fuel. I was on a test flight to study
inflight-deploy of thrust reversers on NASA's DC-8, when the pilots
dumped fuel before returning to Ames Research Center. The fuel looks like
a thick spray of fine whitish droplets that leaves the aircraft in a
steady stream. Not very dramatic.

Krish Chilukuri