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Delta Flight 159 Fuel Dump

Leelanau County, MI, USA | 2017-May-25

Initial Notification: On May 20th, 2017, Delta flight 159 was in a holding pattern at 28,000 feet over Lake Michigan for the purpose of dumping fuel before diverting back to DTW. The flight dumped approximately 177,300 lbs / 26,462 gallons of Jet A fuel. USCG Sector Sault Ste Marie is requesting information about the fate of jet fuel released at altitude.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Jet A Fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 26432 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 45° 24.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 86° 18.00′ West