Re: Virgin Atlantic A340 Undercarriage incident

Date:         21 Nov 97 01:59:53 
From:         jkrocker@magic.mb.ca (Jon Krocker)
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In article <airliners.1997.2639@ohare.Chicago.COM>, trevfenn
<trevfenn@erols.com> wrote:

>Not all that puzzling really, If they dumped fuel there would have been
>an outcry from the uninformed public about the plane pouring fuel all over
>their houses or whatever. Burning it instead of dumping it achieves the
>same result without feeding a media frenzy.

The fuel is vaporized as it leaves the dump tube and by the time it hits
the ground it is spread out over such a vast area that it is virtually
undetectable.

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