United B789 at San Francisco on Jul 12th 2018, engine surges

Last Update: July 14, 2018 / 13:14:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 12, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-863

Aircraft Registration
N29961

ICAO Type Designator
B789

A United Boeing 787-900, registration N29961 performing flight UA-863 from San Francisco,CA (USA) to Sydney,NS (Australia) with 259 people on board, was in the initial climb out of San Francisco's runway 28R when the left hand engine (GEnx) emitted two bangs and streaks of flame. The crew advised ATC that they had engine surges but still had power on the engine and were to continue the departure while consulting with maintenance and dispatch. The aircraft continued the climb until FL230 where the crew levelled off advising ATC they'd return to San Francisco advising the left engine was operating normally, yet, they needed to dump fuel. The aircraft dumped fuel and landed safely on San Francisco's runway 28R about 75 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 13 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N29961
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
787-9
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B789
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 12, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-863

Aircraft Registration
N29961

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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