June 1999

Back to London to finish my MA programme... Click on each photo to see a larger, more detailed version.

Dumping fuel before emergency landing. The excitement for June 1999: On the trip back to London, a man in first class had some sort of medical emergency. "If there is a doctor on board, please notify the flight attendant." No one did, so we made an emergency landing in Chicago. Intercontinental flights start out with so much fuel that they are too heavy to land; they rely on the extra fuel being used during the flight. For early landings such as these, they must dump some of the fuel to lighten the plane before touchdown. Here's what it looks like from inside.