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    Passenger Saves Jet From Disaster!

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    Nice Story... Thanks Alex

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    Should the pilots have noticed a fuel imballance or at least that their estimated fuel usage was drastically off?

    Wouldnt the FMC Calculated fuel useage disagree with the totalised fuel quantity giving a warning?

    It worries me that it was only because a passanger noticed the problem that all was ok.

    There are numerous systems and procedures to spot things like this.

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    Just think what could of happened if that fuel was undetected for a lengthy period of time? An explosion? Crash landing?

    I'm also thinking that air stewards/stewardesses should take people more seriously and notify the pilot of any suspicion regardless of their severity.

    I know that sometimes a few drops of water can drip here and there because of condensation, and inside the cabin there's usually an issue with air conditioning etc. But nothing should be taken light-heartedly especially when there are 300 lives at risk. Whether stationed at the airport or while airborne. It shouldn't of taken a video to prove the incident to a steward/ess (although it helped). I would of made an emergency landing right there and then regardless of if I have seen a video or not, there are lives at risk here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomenglish2000 View Post
    Should the pilots have noticed a fuel imballance or at least that their estimated fuel usage was drastically off?

    There are numerous systems and procedures to spot things like this.

    Tom.
    I thought of that too, but I would think it was too early in the flight to notice. I would think the leak looks a lot worse then it actually was, so it would of been a while before it was noticed in the cockpit.

    I agree with Alex, the flight attendants don't take passengers seriously, particularly when it comes to aircraft operations.

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    Airbus

    If that is an A330 the ECAM would have shown the inbalance... I am sure they noticed it!!

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    Actually, They saw 1000 gal per hour miss match in there calculations. Re read the article. They where puzzled.
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