United B737 near Washington on Feb 18th 2018, dual autopilot failure
Last Update: February 19, 2018 / 22:18:38 GMT/Zulu time
A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N24702 reached Bogota with a delay of 3.5 hours.
A passenger reported he noticed the aircraft descended to FL280 about 30 minutes into the flight. The flight attendants stopped cabin service and announced they were diverting to Washington, the flight crew was too busy to talk. Some time later the captain announced both autopilots had failed, the crew was in full command of the aircraft, however, protocol required them to divert to Washington. The aircraft burned off fuel with gear down, then landed still overweight. Emergency services checked the aircraft before the aircraft taxied to the apron.
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