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Washington state may fine airline for dumping fuel

Washington state may fine airline for dumping fuel

Washington state's ecology department may fine Seoul-based Asiana Airlines over a plane that dumped fuel over Puget Sound before an emergency landing at the Seattle airport.
Department spokesman Curt Hart said Tuesday that some of the jet fuel dumped last week reached the water.
Hart says the state action will depend on a federal investigation. He says the state does not want to discourage necessary emergency actions. Fuel usually evaporates in the air.
The Boeing 777 with 192 people on board landed safely. Sea-Tac Airport spokeswoman Terri-Ann Betancourt says preliminary indications are that a compressor stall caused the engine problem.


Updated : 2021-04-11 08:36 GMT+08:00