United B789 over Pacific on Apr 16th 2021, mechanical problem
Last Update: April 27, 2021 / 19:28:14 GMT/Zulu time
Locals report the aircraft arrived in night time during off duty hours, the airport was not staffed at all. The crew used the pilot controlled runway lighting to turn the runway lights up and landed, however, there was no response on the Island. Almost three hours later somebody showed up at the airport.
The airline reported the aircraft carrying freight only diverted to Midway Atoll due to a mechanical problem.
Locals further reported a faulty flight deck shoulder heater as well as the lower recirculation fan were deactivated under minimum equipment list requirements by a maintenance team flown to Midway Island, the aircraft subsequently flew to Honolulu and further to Los Angeles.
The aircraft, that had originated in Singapore and had made an intermediate stop in Guam on its way to Los Angeles, remained on the ground at Sand Island for about 43 hours, then departed the island for Honolulu,HI (USA) and continued to Los Angeles after two hours on the ground in Honululu.
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