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HiFly A340 dumps fuel on runway in Orlando after returning to airport

Discussion in 'Latest Airline Incidents' started by Everett 757, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Everett 757

    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Orlando International Airport (MCO) employees are continuing to monitor one of its longest runways for damage as a result of a massive fuel spill that occurred in late June.

    Norwegian Air flight D17058 an Airbus A340 operated by HiFly, erroneously dumped a lathe amount of jet fuel on one of the airport’s runways following an unplanned diversion shortly after takeoff from MCO.

    Shortly after takeoff — roughly an hour into the flight — the crew reported issues with the aircraft’s hydraulics and turned back towards Orlando.

    According to the Orlando Sentinel, the A340 dumped jet fuel on nearly 84% of the runway, covering 10,000 of the 12,000 foot runway. The runway was closed for up to 12 hours following the incident.

    https://thepointsguy.com/news/norwegian-air-flight-dumps-fuel-on-orlando-runway/

    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/new...0190726-zjkd5pgksfaxfi52adjtup2nta-story.html

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  2. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    SMH o_O
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Can you imagine what havoc this could create for MCO if they have to eventually close that runway and repair it? :eek: The $$ and time, and rerouting aircraft to other runways. :eek:
    This runway is used by Air Force One whenever it lands there, plus the heavy cargo jets, and the large passenger jets.
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    I think it was done on purpose. WTF in their right mind would continue a fuel dump onto 10,000 ft of runway? Pilots not know where to turn it off? And how much of the Everglades, housing, buildings, cars and streets got a low level dump as well?
     
  5. Everett 757

    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    It sure could be. Or they were totally distracted like the pilots that got so engrossed with trying to fix that light bulb on Eastern Airlines flight 401, and ended crashing into the Everglades.
     
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    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member IV

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    It sounds like what Everett said the pilots had "Problem Fixation" like Eastern 401 and somebody forgot to flip a switch. They know the asphalt has to be replaced Holy S--t watch a job that's going to be on their longest runway and the headaches and delays this will cause. The cost could put the already precarious Norwegian and Hi-Fly into bankruptcy. Jeeze.
     
  7. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yeah, new airline. Sub standard pilots?
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    They should pay for the costs involved!
     
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