United B752 near Omaha on Jun 19th 2019, fuel leak

Last Update: June 20, 2019 / 20:05:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 19, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-378

Aircraft Registration
N58101

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A United Boeing 757-200, registration N58101 performing flight UA-378 from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Newark,NJ (USA) with 176 people on board, was enroute at FL370 about 90nm northeast of Omaha,NE (USA) when the crew reported a fuel leak and decided to divert to Omaha. The aircraft landed safely on Omaha's runway 32L about 20 minutes later. The aircraft vacated the runway and stopped. Emergency services reported fuel on the runway. The crew shut the left hand engine (RB211) down, tower reported they had a "pretty good leak", emergency services reported the fuel leak was slowing but still running and recommended to shut the right hand engine down, too. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron.

A replacement Boeing 757-300 registration N78866 was dispatched to Omaha and delivered the passengers to Newark with a delay of 6 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 19, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-378

Aircraft Registration
N58101

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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