Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 1895 times:
While I was just eating, I heard a plane coming over my house very low. I rushed outside, and saw a plane with a blue belly dumping fuel, and flying in the direction of Brussels (about 50km from here).
It was already quite far, but I think it had a blue belly (so maybe BA?). It was also a quite large aircraft as far as I could see it (with the clouds etc).
Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 1855 times:
Indeed, this also surprised me! It was very low (that's why I ran outside to look at it, normally they don't fly so low over here), and the contrails I saw were certainly not vapour trails, it was clearly dumping fuel.
Larspl From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 466 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1534 times:
couldn't you just saw a very low a/c with its vapor trail? ï don't think any a/c would dump fuel during aproach.. they usually fly to the northsea at some level and then return to the airport (thats the case at EHAM)
Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1477 times:
With low, I don't mean 300 feet like on approach or so... anyway, I'm sure it were no vapour trails. You could clearly see that it was fuel dumping.
Another thing: 30 minuts before I saw this one, I heard another jet coming very low, but I couldn't have a look outside than to spot it (it could be the same one flying tours to dump fuel). It flew in the direction of BRU, but this is different of approaching BRU to land. Maybe it was just circling to dump fuel, and it landed at OST or so...