1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL9981/history/20150310/1700Z/KSJC/KOAK
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    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL47/history/20150310/1635Z/KOAK/KOAK
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    Two flights diverted at around the same time, rather odd. But why is HAL47 still in the air, but HAL9981 got to land after just an hour? Both planes are 767-300s, with simply length planned flights. Are some 767's not capable of fuel dump?

    Apparently not:
    http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commercial/airports/faqs/fueldump.pdf
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    So it looks like HAL47 is burning fuel, but HAL9981 was able to dump and return.

    HAL47 (burning fuel) is N580HA a 767-33A(ER)(WL)
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    Note the winglets.

    HAL9981 (dumped) is N583HA a 767-33A(ER)
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_767#767-300ER
     
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  2. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Both planes seem to have landed safely.
     
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  3. CapnPegleg

    CapnPegleg Member

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/...flight-from-oakland-diverted-circles-offshore

    So the second was an extra plane headed empty to Honolulu and diverted to Oakland to pick up the passengers.
     
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