United B763 near Glasgow on Dec 15th 2019, fuel leak

Last Update: December 16, 2019 / 22:42:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-986

Aircraft Registration
N642UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N642UA performing flight UA-986 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was enroute at FL320 about 130nm northwest of Glasgow,SC (UK) when the crew decided to divert to London Heathrow,EN (UK) reporting a fuel leak, subsequently changing to divert to Manchester,EN (UK), where the aircraft landed safely about 70 minutes after turning around.

The aircraft remained on the ground for 27 hours, then departed for Chicago as flight UA-2768 but suffered another fuel leak and needed to divert to Shannon, see Incident: United B763 near Shannon on Dec 16th 2019, suspected fuel leak.

The aircraft had already suffered another fuel leak a month ago, see Incident: United B763 near Shannon on Nov 18th 2019, fuel leak.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-986

Aircraft Registration
N642UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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