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Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel

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Kalitta 747-400 N740CK is dumping fuel at this moment. I heard multiple successive explosions as the aircraft past overhead.

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the aircraft is holding (fuel dumping) in front of the Belgian coast over the north sea

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Heard it as well
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BigJets wrote: 29 Mar 2019, 22:03 Kalitta 747-400 N740CK is dumping fuel at this moment. I heard multiple successive explosions as the aircraft past overhead.
And where is "overhead" ?
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Meise, Merchtem, Opwijk as it was climbing out. The engine was shut down around Opwijk when the explosions stopped. It shows similarities to a birdstrike however the aircraft was already quite high, although not impossible for it to still be a birdstrike it might indicate that something else may be the cause.

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BigJets wrote: 29 Mar 2019, 22:19 Meise, Merchtem, Opwijk as it was climbing out. The engine was shut down around Opwijk when the explosions stopped. It shows similarities to a birdstrike however the aircraft was already quite high, although not impossible for it to still be a birdstrike it might indicate that something else may be the cause.
Not higher than 7,000 feet, according to flightradar24

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Seems to be returning to BRU.

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Luchtzak, you're right, the Kalitta levelled at 7,000 feet. What I mean is that only about 10% of all birdstrikes are above 3,500 feet altitude and the explosions occurred at around 5 to 6,000 feet.
The aircraft is now on it's way to Brussels

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LGG seems more likely.
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Still flying at 7,000 feet but passed Brussels Airport

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Still at 7000, way past LGG now. Perhaps CGN?

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He is going to Leipzig....!?
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Leipzig - Leipzig/Halle Airport
Frankfurt - Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
Ramstein - Ramstein Air Base

?

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luchtzak wrote: 29 Mar 2019, 23:05 Leipzig - Leipzig/Halle Airport
Frankfurt - Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
Ramstein - Ramstein Air Base

?
I bet on LEJ 😉

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Break time for the crew, autopilot - engaged :)

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Isn’t it common to declare emergency after a compressor stall? But to go and dump fuel over the North Sea, and then going 2000km or so to LEJ at 7000ft... seems a bit excessive when you’re passing all sorts of alternates, no?

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Treeper wrote: 29 Mar 2019, 23:14 Isn’t it common to declare emergency after a compressor stall? But to go and dump fuel over the North Sea, and then going 2000km or so to LEJ at 7000ft... seems a bit excessive when you’re passing all sorts of alternates, no?
3 engines still running, and perhaps maintenance bay in Leipzig ?

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luchtzak wrote: 29 Mar 2019, 23:41
Treeper wrote: 29 Mar 2019, 23:14 Isn’t it common to declare emergency after a compressor stall? But to go and dump fuel over the North Sea, and then going 2000km or so to LEJ at 7000ft... seems a bit excessive when you’re passing all sorts of alternates, no?
3 engines still running, and perhaps maintenance bay in Leipzig ?
I think I just easy for the Cargo to be overloaded to another plane going to the USA.
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Safely landed at Leipzig Airport.

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