|Quoting Yukon880 (Reply 1):|
Far more likely than a medical or mechanical situation, would be the possibility of an 'unscheduled' fuel stop.
|Quoting rydawg82 (Reply 4):|
Only 15K of fuel onboard at this point? He sure seems to have burned a lot.
Typical fuel load from ANC-SEA is between 27K-33K lbs of fuel. This would bring you in with 8k or so remaining.
For a flight that was going ANC-PHX, he would have burned a significant amount of fuel it seems.
|Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):|
Flight AWE141 checked in with Vancouver Area Control Centre (VR ACC) at 1148z. While enroute to KSEA, the pilot requested lower altitudes to burn fuel and at 1246z declared an emergency with 15,000 lbs of fuel remaining and 158 persons on board.
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