AC 340 fuel dump near CYTZ?

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AC 340 fuel dump near CYTZ?

#1 Post by dont_snag_it » Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:48 pm

Anyone know about the A340 fuel dump south of the Island on the night of Feb 17? YKZ tower made a broadcast about it that night.
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#2 Post by OW » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:13 am

SHHHHHH!!!!, Don't let the Tree Huggers know. I bet they dumped more fuel at one time than we dump in a whole decade doing preflight inspections. :roll:
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#3 Post by N8 » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:50 am

A few years ago Air Canada decided it was cheaper (and better public relations) to conduct an overweight landing (and land as softly as possible) and do an overweight landing inspection on the aircraft than it was to waist the fuel, spend the time in the air to dump it, and pay for the environmental fines. They must have had a lot of fuel on board if they dumped.
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#4 Post by Floats » Thu Feb 19, 2004 2:50 pm

It was also on Pearsons atis, Not sure what the problem was, but landed on 23 right after it had cleared the runway with the trucks in tow.
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#5 Post by dont_snag_it » Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:48 pm

Apparently it took them over an hour to dump the fuel. The plane was non-stop to Pakistan. I guess they decided to screw the environment in favour of a safe landing.
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#6 Post by snapped » Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:01 pm

Would you still face eviro. fines even though it was an emergency :idea: :roll:
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#7 Post by r22captain » Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:45 pm

anyone hear the exact reason..I heard a advisory on cykz's twr too
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#8 Post by conehead » Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:36 pm

He was bound for India, and had a "reverser un-lock" message on ECAM while in climb.
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#9 Post by dont_snag_it » Sat Feb 28, 2004 2:32 pm

Yikes...I guess that would warrant shutting the engine down. Thanks Head!
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#10 Post by N8 » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:56 am

Mind if I ask where you got that infomation conehead?
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#11 Post by Mitch Cronin » Tue Mar 02, 2004 6:14 am

N8.. if he told you that, you'd know where he worked... Maybe he'd like to keep that a secret. ;)
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A340 fuel dump

#12 Post by conehead » Tue Mar 02, 2004 5:51 pm

I work for the company that operated that flight, (Avionics maintenance). and I was on shift that night.
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#13 Post by N8 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:35 pm

Please check your PM's conehead.
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