United B772 at Honolulu on Mar 19th 2018, engine reported smoking

Last Update: March 19, 2018 / 23:16:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 19, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-372

Aircraft Registration
N768UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N768UA performing flight UA-372 from Honolulu,HI to San Francisco,CA (USA), was in the initial climb out of Honolulu's runway 08R when tower advised the crew the right hand engine appeared to be smoking more than usual. The crew responded they just did a check of their engine and everything appeared normal, but then queried whether they could get vectors for a downwind for a fly by. Tower agreed. The aircraft performed a low approach to runway 08L, when applying thrust for the go around the right hand engine "definitely emitted black smoke", tower reported. The crew advised they would burn off fuel and return to Honolulu. The aircraft entered a hold at 4000 feet for about 40 minutes, then positioned for a safe landing on runway 08L about 55 minutes after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground for 130 minutes, then departed again and is estimated to reach San Francisco with a delay of 2:45 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 19, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-372

Aircraft Registration
N768UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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