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

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    Taha Ashoori-Iranian Spotters
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    Boeing 747-131(SF)
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    Tehran - Mehrabad International
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    January 2009
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Comments (36)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Fuel dump!, oo noooo!;)
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
Please don't tell me that i'm seeing JetA coming out of that B741 ???
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is this a fuel leakage? certainly no plane would do a fuel dump on the tarmac
Anonymous
10 years ago
Bathroom break!

Interesting photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice catch dear Taha!great moment!
-Shary
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice catch! Fuel venting?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow nice shot! it seem this old lady has more kerosene than she needs ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really nice ..taha ...good shot from you (IRK7055)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like a MX operation with the engine open and the fire extinguishers on ready.
Really Awesome pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think they are cleaning the tanks
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
Jooon Taha. what an extremely rare shot you've hunted. Great!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really rare shot from the hunter of moments!Tanx for sharing dear Taha.(ARafiee)
Anonymous
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 years ago
WoOoW...!!!
Wonderful catch dear Taha...Bravo!
(Ramin)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Seems like Iran has plenty of oil sources, so they can spill it over :P
Anonymous
10 years ago
We have a fire extinguisher here....just in case :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
I just had to send this to my friend at the EPA.
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
Couldn't they have given this 747 a little privacy while it was taking it's potty break? ;)
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
That's what happens when you give those big gals a little too much to drink. ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thats what happens when you exceed max take off weight good quality for all the liquid
Anonymous
10 years ago
Quite awesome to see this
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good(mehdi)
Anonymous
9 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
9 years ago
Looks like the guy in blue is lighting up a smoke :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
I guess the guy in blue is bitting his fingers thinking "please don't blow" ¬¬...
Anonymous
8 years ago
The good old 741 is taking a piss on the tarmac
Anonymous
8 years ago
Give it some privacy!

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

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