United B772 near Halifax on Oct 29th 2017, small galley fire

Last Update: October 29, 2017 / 23:23:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-107

Aircraft Registration
N209UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N209UA performing flight UA-107 from Munich (Germany) to Washington Dulles,DC (USA), was enroute at FL380 about 230nm eastnortheast of Halifax,NS (Canada) when the crew reported smoke on board, descended the aircraft to FL280 and decided to divert to Boston,MA (USA). The aircraft landed safely in Boston about 100 minutes later. The aircraft was towed to the apron where passengers disembarked normally.

The FAA reported the aircraft diverted following a small galley fire.

Emergency services reported they were dispatched to receive the aircraft but were sent back to their stations before the aircraft arrived.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted because of reports of smoke in the cabin. Maintenance is inspecting the aircraft to determine the cause of the smoke. The passengers are being rebooked onto other flights.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-107

Aircraft Registration
N209UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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