United A319 near Mexico City on Jul 20th 2017, cracked windshield, cabin pressure problems

Last Update: October 12, 2017 / 17:09:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 20, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-359

Aircraft Registration
N840UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A United Airbus A319-100, registration N840UA performing flight UA-359 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Mexico City (Mexico), was enroute at FL350 about 200nm northnortheast of Mexico City when the left hand windshield cracked, the crew subsequently noticed fluctuations in cabin pressure, declared emergency and performed an emergency descent to 10,000 feet. The aircraft continued to Mexico City for a safe landing.

Mexico's AIB rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 20, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-359

Aircraft Registration
N840UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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