A boeing Air France party this morning from Orly airport to the French Guiana has had a technical problem that led him to drain a portion of its fuel above the Ile-de-France before landing at charles de gaulle airport, according to several sources.
According to The new yorker, the aircraft was operated emptying of kerosene above the forest of Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne). The company has confirmed the drain, but not the place. “The flight AF852 Paris Orly-Cayenne did a u-turn due to a malfunctioning engine at take-off,” said a spokesperson of the company. The spokesman for Air France said that the device had performed a “drain fuel in application of the procedures”, but was “unable to confirm” the place of this last.
This type of drain is “an exceptional measure at the discretion of the crew, but which requires permission from the air traffic control. The goal is to reduce the device” before it occurs, she said. According to The new yorker, which cites a witness working in the aviation sector, the unit has carried out a degassing at the top of the forest of Fontainebleau. “The device that was flying at less than 6000 feet would have dumped dozens of tonnes of kerosene to the top of the forest,” says this witness.
The site flightradar24.com, which follows in real time the positions of the planes, shows that a boeing of Air France advantage of the airport of Orly has made several rounds above the forest located to the south of Paris before winning Roissy. “Outrageous that this procedure is still allowed”, reacted on Twitter to the mayor of the town, Frédéric Valletoux (LR). “The forest of Fontainebleau, that is 10 million visitors per year, the natural area the most protected in FR,”-he wrote. The device landed at 11: 45 am at charles de gaulle airport and the flight took off with an airplane replacement to 15h30, said Air France.