United B738 near Austin on Mar 11th 2022, possible fire on board

Last Update: March 12, 2022 / 13:22:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-2425

Aircraft Registration
N73291

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A United Boeing 737-800, registration N73291 performing flight UA-2425 from Santa Ana,CA to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA), was enroute at FL370 about 40nm northnorthwest of Austin,TX (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Austin reporting a possible fire on board. The aircraft landed safely on Austin's runway 36L about 20 minutes later. A rapid disembarkation followed, the passengers were bussed to the terminal.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Austin out of abundance of caution over a mechanical issue. There was no indication of an explosion.

The airport reported the crew reported a possible fire on board, the passengers disembarked safely after landing.

A passenger reported they heard some kind of pop like a small explosion, no damage was apparent however. The aircraft landed safely and they deplaned onto the tarmac.

Another passenger reported the crew announced there was some sort of explosion in a cargo bay, it could possibly be a fire. The aircraft began to descend and landed in Austin. After landing in Austin they were told to leave their bags behind and disembarked via stairs waiting in the cold for about an hour until busses arrived.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N73291
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-824
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-2425

Aircraft Registration
N73291

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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