A Thai Airways Boeing-777 is returning to Heathrow after a malfunction on board due to pressurisation within the cabin. The flight stopped mid climb at 8,000 feet over Gatwick airport.
The jet has been dumping fuel over the English Channel for a number of hours.
It’s understood that they must dump fuel as much as they can, although it’s expansive, 150000 liters or more.
The reason for dumping fuel , is because there’s a maximum landing weight for any plane so the pilot can control it.
Last week a 777 returned due to cabin pressure issues.
The scheduled flight took off from Heathrow at 9.30pm this evening
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