United B789 at Tokyo on May 21st 2021, slat problem on approach

Last Update: May 21, 2021 / 19:03:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-881

Aircraft Registration
N26960

ICAO Type Designator
B789

Airport ICAO Code
RJAA

A United Boeing 787-9, registration N26960 performing flight UA-881 (dep May 20th) from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Tokyo Haneda (Japan), was descending towards Tokyo when the crew declared PAN PAN reporting slat problems and requested runway the longest runway 16L for landing. The aircraft was vectored along a newly approved route over the city and landed safely on runway 16L at a higher than normal speed.

Japan's Ministry of Transport reported the aircraft had a problem with the high lift devices (slats) and vectored a long a newly opened route for landing, it was the first aircraft to use that new route.

The occurrence aircraft was able to depart for the return flight after 4.5 hours on the ground and is estimated to reach Chicago on time.

Metars:
RJTT 210600Z 20020KT 9999 FEW007 SCT008 BKN010 25/22 Q1002 BECMG 21026G36KT FEW008 BKN015=
RJTT 210542Z 20022G32KT 9999 FEW008 BKN010 24/22 Q1002 RMK 1ST008 6CU010 A2960=
RJTT 210530Z 20022KT 9999 -SHRA FEW008 BKN010 24/23 Q1002 BECMG 21026G36KT FEW008 BKN015=
RJTT 210521Z 20023KT 9999 -SHRA FEW008 BKN010 24/22 Q1002 RMK 1ST008 7CU010 A2960=
RJTT 210509Z 20022G33KT 9999 -SHRA FEW008 SCT010 BKN070 24/22 Q1002 RMK 1ST008 4CU010 6AC070 A2961=
RJTT 210500Z 20021KT 9999 VCSH FEW008 SCT010 BKN080 25/22 Q1002 BECMG 21026G36KT=
RJTT 210430Z 20020KT 9999 VCSH FEW008 SCT010 BKN100 24/22 Q1003 BECMG 21024G34KT=
RJTT 210408Z 20019G29KT 9999 FEW008 SCT010 BKN160 25/22 Q1003 RMK 1ST008 4CU010 6AC160 A2963=
RJTT 210400Z 20017KT 9999 FEW008 SCT012 BKN160 25/22 Q1003 BECMG 20024G34KT=
RJTT 210330Z 21021KT 9999 FEW008 SCT012 BKN160 24/22 Q1003 BECMG 20024G34KT=
RJTT 210326Z 21020G30KT 9999 FEW008 SCT012 BKN160 24/22 Q1003 RMK 1ST008 3CU012 5AC160 A2964=
RJTT 210300Z 20021KT 9999 -SHRA FEW008 SCT010 BKN090 24/22 Q1004 BECMG 20026G38KT TEMPO 4000 -SHRA BR FEW005 BKN012=
RJTT 210230Z 21018KT 9999 -SHRA FEW008 SCT010 BKN070 24/22 Q1004 BECMG 20026G38KT TEMPO 4000 -SHRA BR FEW005 BKN012=
RJTT 210203Z 21020G31KT 9999 -SHRA FEW008 SCT010 BKN160 24/22 Q1005 RMK 1ST008 3CU010 7AC160 A2969=
RJTT 210200Z 21020KT 9999 -SHRA FEW008 SCT010 BKN160 24/22 Q1005 BECMG 20030KT TEMPO 20030G40KT=
RJTT 210131Z 21019G29KT 9999 VCSH FEW008 SCT010 BKN160 24/22 Q1005 RMK 1ST008 4CU010 7AC160 A2970=
RJTT 210130Z 21019KT 9999 VCSH FEW008 SCT010 BKN160 24/22 Q1005 TEMPO 21020G30KT=
RJTT 210100Z 21027G39KT 9999 FEW008 SCT010 BKN150 24/22 Q1005 NOSIG RMK 1ST008 4CU010 7AC150 A2970=
RJTT 210030Z 21025G39KT 9999 -SHRA FEW008 BKN010 24/22 Q1005 NOSIG=
RJTT 210004Z 20024G34KT 9999 FEW008 BKN010 24/22 Q1006 RMK 1CU008 7CU010 A2971=
RJTT 210000Z 20024KT 9999 FEW008 BKN010 24/22 Q1006 TEMPO 20030G40KT=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-881

Aircraft Registration
N26960

ICAO Type Designator
B789

Airport ICAO Code
RJAA

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