United B752 at Newark on Jun 15th 2019, hard landing

Last Update: June 17, 2019 / 21:09:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 15, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-627

Aircraft Registration
N26123

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

Airport ICAO Code
KEWR

A United Boeing 757-200, registration N26123 performing flight UA-627 from Denver,CO to Newark,NJ (USA) with 166 people on board, landed on Newark's runway 22L at 12:56L (16:56Z) but bounced and touched down hard causing damage to the nose gear and forward fuselage. The aircraft came to a stop with the nose gear off the left runway edge, still on the paved surface of the runway. The passengers disembarked onto the runway via stairs.

A passenger reported the damage is even visible inside the cabin where the nose gear came up into the cabin.

Another passenger reported on Jun 16th 2019 that the aircraft touched down with the left main gear first and bounced, then the aircraft touched down very hard on the nose gear. The aircraft came to a stop with at least two of the four tyres deflated on each left and right main gear. The passenger believes the left hand main tyres deflated on first touch down causing the bounce.

The airline reported the aircraft experienced multiple flat tyres upon landing in Newark. The aircraft became disabled.

The FAA initially reported the aircraft landed on runway 22L and skidded off the left side of the pavement, the left main gear is stuck in a grassy area, later corrected their statement to state preliminary information suggests the left main tyres blew on landing and the aircraft veered to the left side of the pavement.

On Jun 17th 2019 the FAA reported: "HARDLANDING CAUSING BLOWN TIRE AND RUNWAY DEPARTURE", the highest level of injury was minor and the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The occurrence was rated an accident.

Metars:
KEWR 151751Z 21015G22KT 10SM FEW050 FEW130 SCT180 BKN250 28/10 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP166 T02780100 10278 20183 58026=
KEWR 151658Z 22013G24KT 10SM FEW130 SCT180 BKN250 27/09 A3005 RMK AO2 T02720089=
KEWR 151651Z 21016G24KT 10SM FEW140 SCT180 BKN250 27/09 A3005 RMK AO2 PK WND 20026/1553 SLP177 T02670094=
KEWR 151551Z 22014KT 10SM FEW140 SCT180 BKN250 27/10 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP184 T02720100=
KEWR 151451Z 20010KT 10SM FEW140 SCT200 BKN250 25/12 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP192 T02500122 58014=
KEWR 151351Z 18009KT 10SM SCT200 BKN250 24/11 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP196 T02390106=

Related NOTAM:
EWR 06/139 EWR RWY 04R/22L CLSD 1906151840-1906161000
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 15, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-627

Aircraft Registration
N26123

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

Airport ICAO Code
KEWR

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