Date: 17 Mar 99 01:24:45 From: Joseph120@webtv.net (Joseph McKinley) Organization: WebTV Subscriber References: 1
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The fuel has to be dumped before landing, probablly over the alantic in this case. The maxium landing wight is ussally less than the takeoff wieght. The reason for dumpiing the fuel is not always for for safty in a case for fire, but rather to limit the damage to the aircraft. Also if it is over wieght on landing its braking distance will be inceased and the initial landing will be harder than normal which could damage the landing gear and the structure.