United B763 near Hamburg on Sep 17th 2017, fuel leak

Last Update: September 19, 2017 / 20:00:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 17, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-865

Aircraft Registration
N669UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N669UA performing flight UA-865 from Hamburg (Germany) to Newark,NJ (USA) with 195 passengers and 11 crew, was climbing out of Hamburg's runway 23 when the crew stopped the climb at FL240 and entered a hold. The crew subsequently decided to return to Hamburg, descended the aircraft to FL110, dumped fuel and landed safely back on Hamburg's runway 23 about 80 minutes after departure.

Passengers reported the first officer came to the cabin to check the right hand wing. The captain subsequently announced that they had discovered a fuel leak, didn't want to cross the Atlantic that way and therefore were returning to Hamburg. After landing maintenance checked the problem, about an hour after landing they were told that the problem could not be fixed and they would be rebooked onto flights the following day. They were taken to hotels.

The airline reported the aircraft returned due to a technical issue. The flight was cancelled for maintenance.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 17, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-865

Aircraft Registration
N669UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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