United B739 near Denver on May 1st 2018, electrical situation

Last Update: May 2, 2018 / 23:07:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 1, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-859

Aircraft Registration
N53441

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

Airport ICAO Code
KDEN

A United Boeing 737-900, registration N53441 performing flight UA-859 from Orlando,FL to Denver,CO (USA) with 185 people on board, was descending towards Denver when the crew declared emergency reporting an "electrical situation" on board, they did not require emergency services. The aircraft continued the approach for a safe landing on runway 17L about 20 minutes later.

A passenger reported the aircraft shook violently during the approach, the aircraft was received by emergency services.

At the time a weather front associated with windshear was moving across the aerodrome, by the time the aircraft landed at 13:53L (19:53Z) the thunderstorm cells had just reached the western runways of the aerodrome.



Metars:
KDEN 012053Z 36015G20KT 10SM FEW045 SCT075 BKN120 18/02 A2972 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE SLP014 VIRGA N-NE T01780022 56007=
KDEN 012017Z 04006KT 10SM FEW045 SCT075 BKN120 19/01 A2972 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NW-NE T01890011=
KDEN 011953Z 15013G22KT 10SM SCT055 BKN070 BKN220 21/02 A2973 RMK AO2 PK WND 12026/1922 WSHFT 1929 LTG DSNT W-NE SLP012 TS MOV N SHRA VC N T02060017=
KDEN 011949Z 17010G22KT 120V230 10SM VCTS SCT055CB BKN070 BKN220 20/02 A2973 RMK AO2 PK WND 12026/1922 WSHFT 1929 LTG DSNT N AND W OCNL LTGICCC VC N TS VC N MOV NE SHRA VC N=
KDEN 011853Z 14015G21KT 10SM VCTS SCT055 BKN075 BKN200 18/03 A2974 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT W SLP019 SHRA DSNT W T01830028=
KDEN 011753Z 12014G20KT 10SM FEW040 SCT060 BKN200 17/04 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP030 T01670039 10167 20078 58021=
KDEN 011653Z 14009G18KT 10SM SCT035 SCT050 SCT200 15/04 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP047 T01500039=
KDEN 011553Z 16004KT 10SM SCT030 SCT045 BKN090 12/04 A2983 RMK AO2 SLP058 T01170044=
KDEN 011453Z 18006KT 10SM SCT018 OVC030 09/04 A2984 RMK AO2 SLP065 T00940044 51004=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 1, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-859

Aircraft Registration
N53441

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

Airport ICAO Code
KDEN

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