United B78X at Newark on Aug 11th 2021, rearranged taxiway lights upon vacating the runway

Last Update: August 12, 2021 / 14:54:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-85

Aircraft Registration
N14011

ICAO Type Designator
B78X

A United Boeing 787-10, registration N14011 performing flight UA-85 from Tel Aviv (Israel) to Newark,NJ (USA), landed on Newark's runway 22R, slowed and vacated the runway via high speed turn off B4, but collided with a number of taxiway lights while vacating the runway and doing a hard right turn onto taxiway B (taxiway parallel to the runway). The aircraft continued taxi to the apron.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK MULTIPLE TAXI LIGHTS WHILE EXITING RUNWAY 22R AT NEWARK, NJ", rated the occurrence an incident stating the damage was unknown.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Newark about 18 hours after landing.

Communication with ATC revealed another aircraft reported damage to the taxiway lights, ATC advised the crew of UA-85 therefore to check their right main gear, it appeared the aircraft struck the taxiway lights when they made a hard right turn from B4 onto B.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-85

Aircraft Registration
N14011

ICAO Type Designator
B78X

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