Rams777 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 58 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1485 times:
About three weeks ago, a Libyan B727 took-off from Beirut International Airport on a flight bound for Tripoli, Libya. After take-off, the flight crew discovered that the autopilot was not functioning properly. They executed a "fuel dump" six miles west of the airport and returned for actually a very tidy landing on RW17...
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6726 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1400 times:
Yes, there was probably more to it than a simple A/P failure. Most aircraft these days are allowed to dispatch with one inoperative, unles the route you are flying or the approach you plan makes it neccessary.