United B789 at Tokyo on Jul 3rd 2020, leading edge flaps trouble

Last Update: July 3, 2020 / 15:49:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 3, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Aircraft Registration
N27958

ICAO Type Designator
B789

A United Boeing 787-9, registration N27958 performing freight flight UA-2770 from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 4 crew, was climbing out of Tokyo's Narita Airport when the crew stopped the climb at FL290 due to a problem with the left hand leading edge flaps. The aircraft returned to Narita Airport for a safe landing at a higher than normal speed about 2 hours after departure.

The aircraft had attempted two flights the previous day, remained on the ground for about 21.5 hours, then departed for the occurrence flight, see also Incident: United B789 at Tokyo on Jul 2nd 2020, leading edge flaps trouble, Incident: United B789 at Tokyo on Jul 2nd 2020, leading edge flaps trouble.

The aircraft is still on the ground 10 hours after the second return to Narita.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N27958
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
787-9
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B789
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 3, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Aircraft Registration
N27958

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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