Aviation Photo #1483593 Boeing 747-131(SF) - Iran - Air Force

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    Taha Ashoori-Iranian Spotters
    Iran - Air Force
    Boeing 747-131(SF)
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    Boeing 747-100
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    Tehran - Mehrabad International
    Iran
    January 2009
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Fuel dump!, oo noooo!;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great pic, they crew looks like they really are clueless on what to do - or why it's happening in the first place!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Please don't tell me that i'm seeing JetA coming out of that B741 ???
Anonymous
8 years ago
Is this a fuel leakage? certainly no plane would do a fuel dump on the tarmac
Anonymous
8 years ago
Bathroom break!

Interesting photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice catch dear Taha!great moment!
-Shary
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice catch! Fuel venting?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow nice shot! it seem this old lady has more kerosene than she needs ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really nice ..taha ...good shot from you (IRK7055)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like a MX operation with the engine open and the fire extinguishers on ready.
Really Awesome pic!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I think they are cleaning the tanks
Anonymous
8 years ago
Perfect timing! We can see a small amount of JetA on the tarmac. It means that the picture was taken a few seconds after de leak started! Right place, right time!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Jooon Taha. what an extremely rare shot you've hunted. Great!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really rare shot from the hunter of moments!Tanx for sharing dear Taha.(ARafiee)
Anonymous
8 years ago
This should be the fuel overflow valves (I think this is the correct name) opening. This can happen, if the tanks are very full, even on a 744.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Glad they have the fire extinguishers there cuz if that JET A fuel ctaches fire they aint gonna have a hope in hell if those tanks are as full as they look!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The guy under the #4 Engine looks like he's saying
" Oh my, I think I'm going to be sick."
The big guy in the white looks like he's saying
"Mama Mia, the big plane is a wetting on my tarmac."
Great photo Iranian Spotters :D
Anonymous
8 years ago
WoOoW...!!!
Wonderful catch dear Taha...Bravo!
(Ramin)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Seems like Iran has plenty of oil sources, so they can spill it over :P
Anonymous
8 years ago
We have a fire extinguisher here....just in case :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
I just had to send this to my friend at the EPA.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Aren't they just cleaning fuel tanks?? No way they gonna let jet fuel spill on the tarmac like that, c'mon! Nice catch anyway.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Couldn't they have given this 747 a little privacy while it was taking it's potty break? ;)
Anonymous
7 years ago
I'm guessing they are cleaning the tanks out as both engine's cowlings are open. It looks like a scheduled process as they have 2 extinguishers standing by. There is unusable fuel in every airplane (fuel at the bottom of the tanks that mixes with contaminants that fall to the bottom.)
Anonymous
7 years ago
That's what happens when you give those big gals a little too much to drink. ;)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thats what happens when you exceed max take off weight good quality for all the liquid
Anonymous
7 years ago
Quite awesome to see this
Anonymous
7 years ago
Good(mehdi)
Anonymous
7 years ago
I am guessing tanks were topped up on a cold night followed by a hot day. Looks like the fuel expanded and is forced out through the fuel cap which is at the bottom of the tanks.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks like the guy in blue is lighting up a smoke :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
I guess the guy in blue is bitting his fingers thinking "please don't blow" ¬¬...
Anonymous
6 years ago
The good old 741 is taking a piss on the tarmac
Anonymous
5 years ago
Give it some privacy!

Quite the shot; I have never seen one like it!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Are they performing tests on the ground? Or do they actually fly that plane?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice Shot but dumping fuel(I'm assuming that's what it is) is probably not the greatest of ideas

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