United B772 near Nagasaki on Apr 6th 2019, engine problem

Last Update: April 15, 2019 / 22:15:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 6, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-87

Aircraft Registration
N78003

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N78003 performing flight UA-87 from Shanghai Pudong (China) to Newark,NJ (USA), was enroute at FL290 about 390nm eastnortheast of Shanghai Pudong and about 60nm northwest of Nagasaki (Japan) in Japanese Airspace when the crew decided to return to Shanghai due to an engine (GE90) problem. The aircraft drifted down to FL200 for the return, dumped fuel and landed safely back in Shanghai about 1:15 hours after turning around and leaving FL290.

The flight needed to be cancelled. The passengers were rebooked onto flight UA-2823 of Apr 7th.

The airline reported the flight was cancelled due to prolonged engine maintenance.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Shanghai more than 10 days after landing back.

Passengers reported meal service was just in progress when flight attendants stopped the meal service and took away all meal trays that already been handed to passengers. The capain announced they had a problem with one of the engines and were dumping fuel returning to Shanghai.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 6, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-87

Aircraft Registration
N78003

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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