Re: Concorde fuel dump question--

Date:         19 Apr 99 02:22:19 
From:         paul117@mindspring.com (Paul)
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
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Thanks for the answers, fellows! I assumed they dumped the fuel but I
didn't think of the weight stress scenario.

I recall reading that dumped fuel on the ocean evaporates rather
quickly and does minimal ecologicl damage. I guess 400,000 lbs. of
fuel is a mere drop in the bucket of the ocean. On the other hand it
can't do much good  but there doesn't seem to be any alternative under
the circumstances.