United B772 near Ottawa on Aug 8th 2017, cracked windshield

Last Update: August 9, 2017 / 22:39:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-987

Aircraft Registration
N783UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N783UA performing flight UA-987 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was enroute at FL350 about 280nm north of Ottawa,ON (Canada) when the crew reported a cracked windshield, descended the aircraft to FL300 and diverted to Newark,NJ (USA). On approach to Newark the crew declared medical emergency in addition to reporting a shattered windshield. The aircraft landed safely on Newark's runway 22R about 90 minutes after the decision to divert.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted due to a mechanical issue. The passengers were taken to hotels and are being taken to Paris the following day.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-987

Aircraft Registration
N783UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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