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Old 19th May 2012, 23:58
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Dumping fuel on 737-800

Thiruvananthapuram: An Air India Express (AIE) flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Sharjah with 170 passengers on board had to return to the airport here following a snag in an avionics gadget.
The IX 535 flight that took off from here at 8.15 a.m. retuned to the airport at 11.10 a.m. Airport sources here said that the commander informed the Air Traffic Control of the snag and his decision to return to Thiruvananthapuram. The flight landed after dumping the ATF.
The airline managed to arrange another aircraft to operate the service and the flight left for Sharjah at 1.45 p.m., sources said.
18/05/12 The Hindu

Gee, where is that darn fuel jettison switch? We have been in the air for hours & I still can't find it!
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Old 20th May 2012, 00:40
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dumping fuel FROM the plane...no

but anyone with a bucket of kerosene could dump fuel ON the plane
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Silly rabbit, he dumped his automatic transmission fluid!
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Old 20th May 2012, 06:24
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Only some of the military versions of the 737NG, like AEW&C and P-8 have the fuel jettison capability.
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I hate those gadgets, always playing up
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Old 20th May 2012, 08:56
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These fuel dump threads seem to be for the benefit of the public which peaks the interest of our pedantic aviation folks.

I wonder if we would still have as much thread play if all they would say is that they burned off fuel before making a landing instead of those provocative words like "dump" or "jettison" ?
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if you want to play pedant, you likely mean 'piques'
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