United B789 at Rome on Jul 7th 2020, high speed return landing

Last Update: July 8, 2020 / 11:13:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 7, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Aircraft Registration
N27958

ICAO Type Designator
B789

A United Boeing 787-9, registration N27958 performing freight flight UA-2860 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Newark,NJ (USA), was climbing out of Rome's runway 25 when the crew stopped the climb at FL150 and slowed the aircraft to 300 knots over ground. The aircraft entered a hold, then returned to Fiumicino Airport for a safe landing on runway 16R at a higher than normal speed (191 knots over ground) about one hour after departure.

On Jul 8th 2020 the airline reported: "United cargo flight 2860 from Rome to Newark returned to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport after a mechanical issue upon departure. Our maintenance team is performing a full inspection of the aircraft."

The aircraft had suffered three occurrences in Tokyo (Japan) last week, see 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 and Incident: United B789 at Tokyo on Jul 3rd 2020, leading edge flaps trouble.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 7, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Aircraft Registration
N27958

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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