NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10610 times:
Watching local news seems a WN flight out of ISP is dumping fuel to return. Witnesses are saying they heard a big boom and saw an engine on fire. Will try to keep info current. Departure was about 10am.
"One FAA spokeswoman told Newsday that controllers at the New York TRACON center - the control center for flights into and out of MacArthur - had no reports of a lightning strike, though thunderstorms were in the area at the time.
Officials told Newsday the pilot reported having "a mechanical problem" and said the plane is believed to have circled over the Atlantic, dumping excess fuel, before returning to MacArthur."
Well they say no lighting but then the officials supposedly say the plane dumped fuel....great officials, eh?
SXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2136 posts, RR: 19 Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 10355 times:
Quoting Plateman (Reply 7): Well they say no lighting but then the officials supposedly say the plane dumped fuel....great officials, eh?
Media always screws up information with regards to planes.. I believe the plane did however fly in a holding pattern much like the one jetBlue 292 did a few years ago when it had that landing gear problem..
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NRA-3B From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 163 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9813 times:
Bright orange would seem to indicate an oil fed fire. I have seen aircraft land with broken oil lines and it looks like a bright orange afterburner tail. Good that they got back on the ground before any thing really bad happened.
Cadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 32 Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9316 times:
Quoting Floorrunner (Reply 9): Media always screws up information with regards to planes.. I believe the plane did however fly in a holding pattern much like the one jetBlue 292 did a few years ago when it had that landing gear problem..
Quoting Floorrunner (Reply 9): My guess is that these media people mistook them saying burning off fuel for dumping fuel. What happened to the days when a reporter actually researched the facts?
Quoting Tan Flyr (Reply 10): Why should the media let facts get in the way of breaking story? The "need" to be first rather than accurate fuels crummy reporting at a minimum.
Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 11): That's what it's all about. Getting the viewers not getting it right. It has only been fueled more and more and will never change.
Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 13): Ugh! Even if they meant burning excess fuel, how hard is it to say that than dumping? I absolutely hate the media....
Is the fact that they said dumping rather than buring REALLY, that important? In the end both acheive the same end: less fuel. Is one word really that upsetting"
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Soon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7713 times:
My girlfriend works at ISP, called me and told me they had a WN fuel dumping???....was inbound w/ a compressor issue...I hauled -ss with cameras to ISP, (4 miles) ...she flew right over me about 100 feet...nothing looked to be out of the ordinary. She was escorted by fire trucks...the airport are was crawling with ambulances, police cars, black vehicles w/ strobes...
Been aviation hell around here for last 24 hours since Bob Baranaskas P-40 went down!...Thunderstorms to boot...