American B788 near Chicago on Jun 14th 2020, flight control problems

Last Update: June 15, 2020 / 11:15:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 14, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-70

Aircraft Registration
N816AA

ICAO Type Designator
B788

An American Airlines Boeing 787-8, registration N816AA performing flight AA-70 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was enroute at FL390 about 50nm north of Albany,NY (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) reporting flight control issues. The crew advised no assistance was needed and neither requested urgency nor declared emergency. The aircraft was cleared to Chicago, about 650nm west of their position, and landed safely on O'Hare's runway 10L at a normal speed about 100 minutes later and taxied to the apron.

A replacement Boeing 787-8 registration N815AA flown by a new crew departed about 2:50 hours after landing and is estimated to reach Frankfurt with a delay of one hour.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 14, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-70

Aircraft Registration
N816AA

ICAO Type Designator
B788

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