Claim: 757s cant dump fuel. (True)

SR1419

Senior Member.
An blog post on SFGate claims that 757s cannot dump fuel...and thus a plane from SFO bound for Hawaii that developed mechanical problems shortly after take off had to fly around for 4hrs before being able to land.

Is the claim correct?

http://blog.sfgate.com/cmcginnis/2017/02/14/uniteds-4-hour-flight-to-nowhere/

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Mick West

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Staff member
Yes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_dumping
 

Mick West

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So what's with the burn-off? Simply preferable to land light due to the issue, or protocols, or..?

It really didn't look like it was in the air for every long, maybe had to burn off a very small percentage, or might even have simply been holding - either testing or waiting to be slotted back
 
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