HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31851 posts, RR: 54 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1892 times:
Where are the Fuel Jettisioning points located on the B747 series Aircraft.
Any other Information on the locations of current use commercial aircraft regarding Fuel Jettisioning points would be Appreciated.
ExPanAmer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
I can definitely testify to the wing tip locations of the older 747s. In 1990, aboard Clipper Black Sea (N743PA), on a max weight takeoff on a hot day from FRA, we had to jettison for 30 minutes after #1 failed. What a stomach in throat feeling when after a minute and a half takeoff roll (I usually seen 1 minute), there is a loud bang just after rotation,followed by a nose down motion too close to the treetops.The flight attendant I was seated next to at L4 told me "we're not climbing" and I told her " atleast we're ABOVE the trees! ". Thanks to Boeing and the crew up front we were able to eventually make an uneventful landing. And to think I asked the captain before takeoff if I could ride up there with them instead of having to wait until the next flight!I wonder to this day what that would have been like!