United B763 near Shannon on Nov 18th 2019, fuel leak

Last Update: November 18, 2019 / 17:37:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 18, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-973

Aircraft Registration
N642UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N642UA performing flight UA-973 from Brussels (Belgium) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) with 164 passengers and 11 crew, was enroute at FL330 about 220nm northwest of Shannon (Ireland) about to enter Oceanic Crossing when the crew decided to divert to Shannon reporting a fuel leak, the aircraft initially maintained FL330 for the diversion, then FL310 until reaching the top of descent. On approach to Shannon approach advised that due to the nature of the fuel leak they'd have fire vehicles in attendance, to which the crew replied "Outstanding". The aircraft landed safely on Shannon's runway 06 about 40 minutes after the decision to divert. The aircraft taxied to the apron, the crew advised operations were normal. Emergency services reported no fuel spillage was found on the runway.

The aircraft is still on the ground about 4.5 hours after landing.

The airline reported a technical issue prompted the diversion to Shannon.

A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration N666UA positioned from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Shannon and is estimated to continue the flight reaching Chicago with a delay of 7 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 18, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-973

Aircraft Registration
N642UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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