Un Boeing of Air France that had departed Sunday morning from Orly at 10 h 39 has completed several towers above the forest of Fontainebleau, alerting several people of the area. To 11 h 45, the flight AFR852 made his approach over the airport of Roissy-Charles De Gaulle.
According to the gendarmerie of air transport and Airports of Paris, the flight to Cayenne in French Guyana had to ask Roissy for verification technique. It is a Boeing 777-200, the largest twin-engine jet in the world that can carry up to 550 passengers.
” The device should ask to solve a minor problem of pumping at the level of the engine, ” explained this afternoon the direction de la communication Air France. A planned landing as part of a classic process that has led the crew to perform a drain of kerosene, a priori, above the forest of Fontainebleau. The tank capacity of the device ranging between 117 348 l and 181 283 l of kerosene depending on the model and the distance to be travelled.
In fact, on the website Flightradar24, which allows to know in real time the position of a plane, we can see that Boeing has made at least five towers above the forest. Air France, which confirms the emptying of kerosene ” in the framework of the procedure, a device that can only arise if it is full, and with the agreement of the air traffic control “, does not accept the time to communicate the location of the degassing.
According to a witness who works in the airline industry “, the device that was flying at least 6 000 feet would have dropped tens of tons of kerosene above the forest of Fontainebleau to be lighter before landing at charles de gaulle airport “. The forest has three natural areas are sensitive. It was the first national forest-the French to get the national label forest of the exception.
” We did land on the flight AFR852 at the airport of Roissy-Charles De Gaulle airport for a question of taking charge of passengers. They should take another flight to Cayenne in the beginning of the afternoon, ” adds Air France.
In this morning’s Sunday again tonight, this Boeing 777 did not go unnoticed, of Machault to Arbonne-la-Forêt in passing through Vernou-la-Celle-sur-Seine. Even if, to perform this offloading of jet fuel, the directorate general of civil aviation sends the planes to areas that have little development. To carry out this procedure, which remains very exceptional, the forest of Fontainebleau, so it is often indicated by air traffic controllers.
The largest model of the american company was flying low, to 6 000 feet (1 800 m) to unload its tons of fuel. “There was a race to The Great-Ward, many of us have to be requested what it could take, remembers the mayor (SE) of Vernou Alain Momon. I thought about the venting, but this is the first time I see it.”
” I looked up, surprised to see a plane so low, reacts, for its part, Sylvie Bouchet-Bellencourt, the municipal official (S) of Héricy. It is annoying that it is allowed to do that. But if it is an emergency procedure, you can’t say it. And then, there is anyway not good places to carry out this procedure. It pollutes every time. “
And it is for this that the deputy-mayor (LR) of Fontainebleau, including the national forest extends over a large part of its common, does not conceal his anger. “On the one hand, the State imposes on us regulation the more strict of France to protect the forest and the other side allows these aerial manoeuvres. This is nonsense, ” says-t it. “And of course, we are never notified “, rants and raves there.
kerosene is volatile and evaporates quickly. A party was reached in spite of all the soil and leaves a fine film.