Transcript Communication’s of Japan 7 Heavy Pilot concerning Fuel Leak
Japan 7 Heavy: Boston Tower Japan Heavy request hold short 10 minutes
do to System troubles.
Boston Tower: Japan Heavy- Boston Tower - you need 10 minutes.
Japan Heavy: Affirmative - Japan Heavy.
Boston Tower: Japan Heavy Roger - Hold short 22 Left - Advise Ready for
(A Pilot of an aircraft American 5881 near Japan Heavy radio’s Boston Tower, to
say Japan Heavy is leaking fuel out of his left wing.)
Boston Tower: Japan 7 Heavy - Tower.
Japan Heavy: Japan 7 - Go ahead.
Boston Tower: Japan 7 Heavy - The aircraft sitting at the approach end of 22
Right just reported a large amount of fuel that appears to be coming from your left
wing. Boston Tower: Japan 7 Heavy were going to send a fire engine truck out to
your aircraft to make sure everything is ok, but it appears that there is fuel is
coming from your left wing.
Japan 7 Heavy: Japan 7 - you mean fuel leak problem?
Boston Tower: Yes - Japan Heavy - Affirmative there appears to be a fuel leak
from your left wing.
Japan 7 Heavy: Boston Tower - Japan 7 - can we go back to the ramp due
to fuel leak?
Boston Tower: Japan Air 7 Heavy - Hold your position we have fire trucks coming
Japan 7 Heavy: Roger - Japan 7 Heavy hold in this position.
(Tower is having a radio conversation with the Fire Department on the seen
confirming fuel leak.)
Boston Tower: Japan 7 Heavy - There is a large amount of fuel spilling from the
back of your aircraft and we do have the Fire trucks coming to you.
Japan 7 Heavy: Boston Tower - Japan 7 Heavy - We would like to shut
down the engines in this position?
Boston Tower: Japan 7 Heavy - Approved.
(Fire Department having a radio conversation with Boston Tower)
Boston Tower: Japan 7 Heavy - Remain on this frequency - we have fire tucks
surrounding your aircraft looking at your fluid on your aircraft.
Japan Heavy: Roger - Japan 7 Heavy we can see fire fighting crew - now
engine shut down.
Fire Department: Japan Heavy - Local Command.
Japan Heavy: Japan 7 - Roger we are already engine shut down.
Fire Department: We have shut down the engine stop the engine fuel flow.
(Fire Department is talking to Boston Tower.)
Fire Department: asking the pilot of Japan 7 Heavy if everyone onboard is ok.
Japan Heavy: Ok - Thank you very much - Japan 7 Heavy.
Fire Department: Just checking on reconfirming all passengers are all set?
Japan Heavy: Japan 7 Heavy - was does it mean “set”?
Fire Department: You have no issues onboard with any passengers, correct?
Japan Heavy: Passengers are onboard now.
Load Men: Japan 7 Heavy - I am Loads Men’s - I now in the vehicle next to the
engine in the SUV.
Japan Heavy: You can check with your hands now- checking the our fuel
oils, there means.
Load Men: We are checking the oils - the fuel off the sides - were going to stop it
from going any further - were just checking under the aircraft to make sure no
fuels on your brakes
Japan Heavy: Japan 7 Heavy - Thank you very much - for your
Load Men: Your welcome - we’re going to decide whether we’re going to allow
you to taxi or we’re going to tow you in, that is what we are deciding now.
Japan Heavy: If company prepare we … towing.
Load Men: Ok now can you repeat one more time - were going to prepare for
towing - correct?
Japan Heavy: Affirming - We prefer towing - Japan 7 Heavy
Load Men: Ok