United B752 near San Francisco on Dec 18th 2017, lavatory smoke indication

Last Update: December 19, 2017 / 22:54:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 18, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-779

Aircraft Registration
N13113

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A United Boeing 757-200, registration N13113 performing flight UA-779 from San Francisco,CA to Newark,NJ (USA) with 176 people on board, was climbing through FL270 out of San Francisco when the crew declared emergency reporting they had smoke in a lavatory in the back later clarifying it was a smoke indication and they couldn't verify whether there was smoke or not. The aircraft returned to San Francisco for a safe landing on runway 28R about 40 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 757-200 registration N12116 reached Newark with a delay of 5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 16 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 18, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-779

Aircraft Registration
N13113

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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