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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Sixty people were affected after a plane dumped jet fuel while returning to the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, hitting five elementary schools and one high school.

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I know Boeing has to be tired omg making it in the news.

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-01-14 07:49 PM | Reply

Glad I wasn't smoking in the school yard.

#2 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-01-14 08:14 PM | Reply

Was it leaded? Asking for a friend.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-14 09:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The most heavily affected school was Park Avenue Elementary in Cudahy, where 20 children and 11 adults reported minor injuries.

Let's see...an emergency landing that potentially saved hundreds of people's lives or some skin irritation for 31 people from a fuel dump.

Pretty sure I would go with that whole life saving thingy.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-01-14 09:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 suddenly leftofcenter

#5 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-01-14 11:12 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

I'm confused. Is someone claiming that they should not have dumped the fuel? All the coverage I have seen of this just states the facts. I haven't seen anywhere condemn any actions of the pilots, airport, or airline. Or even call for anything to be changed.

Have you seen coverage that does? Or do you just like to build strawmen?

#6 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-01-15 10:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Let's see...an emergency landing that potentially saved hundreds of people's lives or some skin irritation for 31 people from a fuel dump.

Per the FAA (and the article), pilots are supposed to do both:

"There are special fuel-dumping procedures for aircraft operating into and out of any major US airport," the FAA said Tuesday. "These procedures call for fuel to be dumped over designated unpopulated areas, typically at higher altitudes so the fuel atomizes and disperses before it reaches the ground."
But i knew you could be counted on to defend dumping gasoline on children.

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-15 10:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"But i knew you could be counted on to defend dumping gasoline on children."

You're right.

They should have flown to the nearest approved fuel dump area and hope the aircraft didn't crash on the way.

But you're not a pilot. Likely know very little about things. So you're forgiven in not really grasping the fact that a few kids with irritated skin is a bit better than a 777 crashing in an urban area.

#8 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-01-15 03:10 PM | Reply

#8 I haven't dug into what options were available to the pilots and i doubt you have either. I'm merely quoting the FAA's summation of its own rules in response to the incident. But it seems anyone questioning why jet fuel was dumped on a playground is being immediately pounced on by ---------. Why?

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-15 03:14 PM | Reply

#9 | POSTED BY JOE

Like I said before. They like building those strawmen.

#10 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-01-15 06:19 PM | Reply

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Lucky they didn't dump over the ocean, that could have been bad.

#11 | Posted by Charliecharles at 2020-01-15 06:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

For goodness sake, kerosene, or #1 jet fuel isn't that dangerous. Unless you have to make a crash landing and your air craft is loaded with it.

#12 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-15 09:13 PM | Reply

"For goodness sake, kerosene, or #1 jet fuel isn't that dangerous. Unless you have to make a crash landing and your air craft is loaded with it.

#12 | POSTED BY DOCNJO "

Exactly. Same with diesel, all of which are chemical similar. I've seen adiesel spill in the generator room on an oil rig. Yes, it gets attention, of course, but people don't freak out that there might be an explosion or dangerous fire. They just calmly clean it up as if it was water.

Gasoline, OTOH.....

#13 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-15 09:23 PM | Reply

Unless the kerosene was aerosolized.

Dumping aircraft fuel in an emergency is the right thing to do.

Plus, L.A. has got to do something about the homeless.

#14 | Posted by bored at 2020-01-16 12:37 AM | Reply

"I haven't dug into what options were available to the pilots and i doubt you have either."

I fly aircraft for a living. During an in-flight emergency, the singular goal of the crew is to get the jet back on deck as quickly and safely as possible.

And once they declared, traffic at LAX very likely was halted. I've never flown in or out of LAX, but generally speaking with an inbound emergency, all other aircraft will be sent to holding until the emergency has been terminated.

"But it seems anyone questioning why jet fuel was dumped on a playground is being immediately pounced on by ---------. Why?"

Because you're questioning the judgement of an aircrew that likely has thousands of hours in military aircraft, followed by tens of thousands in commercial aircraft. Unless you have even a smidge of that experience, you're not even in a position to open your mouth. And I'm guessing nothing in your life has brought you anywhere close to the training or responsibility needed to be an airline pilot. Amiright?

#15 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-01-16 01:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

MAD

Good advice. A friend of mine flies a corporate Lear for a living and he agrees with you wholeheartedly. His first priority is always the safety of his passengers.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-16 01:36 AM | Reply

lol they've been dumping a lot more than that onto our cities
www.stltoday.com

#17 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-01-16 01:42 AM | Reply

>sinister government experiments on human test subjects
most normies would protest that there's no way our gooberment would ever do anything against our best interest!

#18 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-01-16 01:44 AM | Reply

>Undisputed is that St. Louis was among several test cities chosen decades ago by government contractors for the spraying of zinc cadmium sulfide, a chemical powder mixed with fluorescent particles to allow tracking of dispersal patterns.

>The spraying was part of a biological weapons program, the government conceded in 1994, and St. Louis was chosen because its topography was similar to some of the Russian cities the military thought it might have to attack.

oh, normiest of normie, if only you knew how badly your assent was being abused by this gooberment...

#19 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-01-16 01:46 AM | Reply

>there are still concidence theorists who will argue aginst all this
wewlad

#20 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-01-16 01:47 AM | Reply

>St. Louis was chosen because its topography was similar to some of the Russian cities the military thought it might have to attack

#21 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-01-16 01:49 AM | Reply

the cement to tree ratio anywhere near that stupid arch will confirm the similarity of st. louis to various soviet cities.

#22 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-01-16 01:52 AM | Reply

During an in-flight emergency, the singular goal of the crew is to get the jet back on deck as quickly and safely as possible.

Then why did the FAA respond to the incident by citing rules about where to dump fuel, even in emergency situations?

I'm sorry you don't like the rules and you get triggered by people pointing them out to you.

#23 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-16 03:47 PM | Reply

#23

It seems these rules depend on the circumstances.

www.faa.gov

#24 | Posted by willowby at 2020-01-16 08:00 PM | Reply

WILLOWBY

"It seems these rules depend on the circumstances"

Captain Obvious

#25 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-17 05:01 AM | Reply

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