Re: A second 757 crash -- off the Dominican coast

From: (Tony Everett)
Organization: Pinnacle Internet Services
Date:         16 Feb 96 04:33:22 
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>Let's say they turned back for a minor reason like a warning light...
>There have been news references to possible lightning strikes.
>Normally one would discount this but what's the SOP on fuel
>dumping in areas which have `humidity lightning'?

Lightning strikes rarely cause any problems to aircraft apart from maybe
causing compasses to read incorrectly etc. but I've always been taught
that you don't dump fuel in the vicinity of static discharges (i.e.
lightning) for obvious reasons.

Tony Everett.

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