United B78X near Amsterdam on Jul 2nd 2020, airframe vibrations

Last Update: July 2, 2020 / 17:59:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 2, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-2811

Aircraft Registration
N12010

ICAO Type Designator
B78X

A United Boeing 787-10, registration N12010 performing flight UA-2811 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was enroute at FL330 about 30nm north of Manchester,EN (UK) when the crew decided to turn around and return to Amsterdam. The aircraft maintained FL330, later set the transponder code to general emergency. Over the North Sea, after checking in with Amsterdam Radar, ATC queried whether the crew needed any assistance, which the crew replied to in the negative (without hinting to the nature of their problem prompting the return), then ATC queried whether they had set the emergency code on the transponder on their own, the crew replied the previous controller had instructed them to set the code. The Amsterdam Radar controller therefore instructed the crew to return to their originally assigned transponder code. After handoff to a discrete frequency the crew advised they had an airframe vibration that in the meantime had subsided some, no control problems or the like. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Amsterdam's runway 27 about 100 minutes after departure and taxied to the apron.

The airline reported the aircraft returned to Amsterdam as precaution for a technical cause.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 2, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-2811

Aircraft Registration
N12010

ICAO Type Designator
B78X

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