United B739 at San Diego on Aug 23rd 2019, rejected takeoff due to engine problem

Last Update: August 25, 2019 / 22:19:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 23, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-478

Aircraft Registration
N36469

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A United Boeing 737-900, registration N36469 performing flight UA-478 from San Diego,CA to Denver,CO (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from San Diego's runway 27 when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed reporting it looked like an engine (CFM56) failure. The crew of another aircraft reported they had observed a flame from the right hand engine, it also appeared there was smoke from the nose tyre, possible the tyre had been ingested into the engine. Emergency services responded, the next two approaches were instructed to go around. Emergency services did not find any tyre damage, the aircraft subsequently taxied to the apron. The next departure requested a check for foreign objects on the runway before accepting a takeoff clearance.

The flight was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in San Diego about 51 hours after rejecting takeoff.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 23, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-478

Aircraft Registration
N36469

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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