United B763 over Atlantic on Nov 12th 2012, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: November 16, 2012 / 13:57:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 12, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-907

Aircraft Registration
N661UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N661UA performing flight UA-907 from Munich (Germany) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was enroute over the Atlantic Ocean when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine (PW4060) down. The aircraft drifted down and diverted to Gander,NL (Canada) for a safe landing about 60 minutes later.

The remainder of the flight was cancelled.

A passenger reported they heard loud noise and felt vibrations twice with about 10 minutes in between, the inflight entertainment system as well as the electrical seat control did not function for some period of time. Following the second encounter the descent began, the captain announced a short time later they would divert to Gander. The passengers were rebooked onto flight UA-1758 the following day and reached Chicago with a delay of 22 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 12, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-907

Aircraft Registration
N661UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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