Dinodork: other_white_meat: The vents for the tanks are on the wing tips. If the plane was loaded near full with fuel say from a truck that sat in the cold outside air and the the fuel warmed in the tanks it will expand and vent from the wing tips instead of rupturing the tanks. Its a feature not a bug.2 Points: Shouldn't the folks filling the tanks be aware of that and not put quite so much in? And 2, the leak isn't coming from the wingtips.That's because the vents in question aren't on the wingtips. That's where the surge tank overflow valve exits. Looks like it's simply a valve that failed to shut. Happens on all types of aircraft on a not-too-rare occasion.
Dinobot: I just can't wait for a Dreamliner to have a hull lose accident, maybe even fatal, just so air crash investigation does an episode on it
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