United B789 at Tokyo on Jul 2nd 2020, leading edge flaps trouble

Last Update: July 3, 2020 / 15:46:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 2, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
N27958

ICAO Type Designator
B789

A United Boeing 787-9, registration N27958 performing freight flight UA-2822 from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Beijing (China) with 4 crew, was enroute at FL400 about 160nm west of Tokyo the crew decided to return to Narita Airport 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 80 minutes after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground for three hours, then departed for flight UA-2770 but needed to return due to the same problem and again on Jul 3rd again due to the same problem, see also Incident: United B789 at Tokyo on Jul 2nd 2020, leading edge flaps trouble and Incident: United B789 at Tokyo on Jul 3rd 2020, leading edge flaps trouble.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 2, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
N27958

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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