A China Eastern Boeing 777-300ER dumps 45 tons of fuel in the air

Beijing, China - A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 777-300ER made an emergency landing at the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, to receive medical help for a physically discomforted passenger.

On July 16, Flight MU587 took off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport for New York. The aircraft was over Okhotsk Sea near Japan when a passenger called cabin crew members to help him.

Cabin crew saw the passenger was showing symptoms of hemoptysis and tachycardia. They then made an announcement to find a doctor among the passengers for medical help.

A Chinese and two American doctors responded to the call. The passenger was offered oxygen inhalation while doctors examined him.


The crew prepared for an Emergency landing at the Tokyo-Narita after doctors concluded that the passenger's situation was unstable.


To ensure safety during landing, the pilots of the flight MU587 dumped 45 tons of fuel in the air.

The passenger was taken to a hospital in Tokyo and recovered after medical treatment.