United B739 near Houston on Mar 10th 2019, engine problem results in evacuation

Last Update: March 11, 2019 / 23:37:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1168

Aircraft Registration
N38443

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A United Boeing 737-900, registration N38443 performing flight UA-1168 from Newark,NJ to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA) with 180 people on board, was on approach to Houston's runway 08R about to be handed off to tower when the crew reported their left hand engine (CFM56) had started to vibrate, later the crew advised the engine had surged. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 08R, the aircraft vacated the runway at the end, stopped clear of the runway and was evacuated.

Passengers reported they heard a loud bang and saw flashes outside the window. After landing the captain instructed to evacuate, and the passengers evacuated through all doors (including left overwing) via slides.

The airline reported the aircraft experienced an issue with one of the engines shortly before landing. The passengers were evacuated and bussed to the terminal, there were no injuries.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1168

Aircraft Registration
N38443

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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