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Cargolux fuel dump.

Old 10th Apr 2008, 07:50
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Cargolux fuel dump.

Yesterday I was coming into LUX and a Cargolux 747 was dumping fuel over DIK vor. Never heard what the problem was, anyone knows?
I believe the flight was Cargolux 744.
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Old 10th Apr 2008, 12:35
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They didn't dump fuel over DIK, they had a Flaps problem and went over DIK for some time to burn off fuel. Came back to LUX where a uneventful landing was performed.
BTW, the only place here around where dumping is allowed is over the Northern sea.
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Allowed? I'll be dumping right onto short final whether allowed or not, thank you very much.
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Ok. Must have misheard ATC when they told me another aircraft was dumping fuel over DIK or they didn't get it right either.

Thanks for the reply.
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dontdoit,
Yes, reminds me of the old chestnut: "You can either have the fuel or the whole plane!"
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" dontdoit " : do not mix up a normal request to dump fuel with an emergency situation .

What "elcapo" said for the Belgian/Lux FIR is correct : if you make a request to ATC to dump fuel , you will be directed over the North sea, in a special area.
But if you declare an emergency , you can dump where ever you like, and at the altitude you like.
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LX-NCV lost a part of a mid section flap on t/o from Lux. Fuel burnt off before returning to base.
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