United A320 at Santa Ana on Dec 29th 2017, dropped fuel cap in flight

Last Update: January 11, 2018 / 22:46:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-809

Aircraft Registration
N427UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A United Airbus A320-200, registration N427UA performing flight UA-809 from Santa Ana,CA to Denver,CO (USA), departed Santa Ana's runway 20R at 16:01L (00:01Z Dec 30th) and completed a seemingly uneventful flight with a safe landing in Denver.

A car was driven along Park Avenue near Diamond Avenue on Balboa Island at about 16:00L when a part dropped out of the air and left a gash in the car's bonnet.

The FAA reported the part was identified to be a fuel cap from an A320. The FAA approached United operating that A320.

The airline reported they are investigating the occurrence internally.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-809

Aircraft Registration
N427UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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