United B739 near Houston on Dec 11th 2021, weather radar failure

Last Update: December 12, 2021 / 20:59:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1161

Aircraft Registration
N38443

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A United Boeing 737-900, registration N38443 performing flight UA-1161 from Newark,NJ (USA) to Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), was enroute at FL340 about 130nm northeast of Houston,TX (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Houston Intercontinental Airport due to the failure of their weather radars. The aircraft landed safely on Intercontinental's runway 26R about 25 minutes after leaving FL340.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 80 minutes, then continued the flight and reached Puerto Vallarta with a delay of 2 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N38443
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-924ER
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B739
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1161

Aircraft Registration
N38443

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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