United B738 near Denver on Sep 25th 2019, clinging lavatory

Last Update: September 26, 2019 / 20:03:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 25, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1554

Aircraft Registration
N79541

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A United Boeing 737-800, registration N79541 performing flight UA-1554 from Washington National,DC to San Francisco,CA (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 140nm eastsoutheast of Denver,CO (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Denver advising a passenger had visited the aft lavatory and was now locked in, the lavatory door could no longer be opened. The aircraft landed on Denver's runway 35R about 30 minutes later. Emergency services boarded the aircraft and "convinced" the lavatory door to open thus releasing the passenger.

The airline confirmed a lavatory door malfunctioned trapping a female passenger inside the lavatory. After the landing the passenger was safely released from the lavatory.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N73270 continued the flight and reached San Francisco with a delay of of about 2:45 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 18.5 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 25, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1554

Aircraft Registration
N79541

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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