Asiana Flight 271 Preparing for Emergency Landing

I caught this image today as I was waiting to board the Ferry from Kingston to Edmonds. I saw this Boeing 777 dispersing fuel over Puget Sound. Knowing this was an unusual situation, I grabbed my camera and snapped off some shots. The reason the airplane had to dump its fuel was because it was preparing to make an emergency landing at Seatac due to one of its engines shutting down. To make the landing safer, the aircraft dumped its fuel to decrease the fire danger and reduce its own weight. Here is a link to the full story. Here is the Seattle P.I. story.

1 comment:

FM said...

Great shots of Asiana 271 dumping fuel.