United B763 near Shannon on Aug 3rd 2022, fumes in cabin

Last Update: August 3, 2022 / 22:04:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-941

Aircraft Registration
N670UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N670UA performing flight UA-941 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Newark,NJ (USA) with 171 people on board, was enroute at FL350 about 150nm northwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew requested to divert to Shannon reporting fumes in the cabin, subsequently declaring emergency. The aircraft descended to FL330, turned around, the crew advised they did not anticipate any delay in vacating the runway and landed on Shannon's runway 24 overweight but safely about 30 minutes after the decision to divert. The aircraft rolled to the end of the runway and vacated there. The crew advised brakes were okay and taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.

A passenger reported there was an electrical burning smell on board, the first officer walked out of the cockpit through the aisle, returned to the cockpit, subsequently the crew made an announcement they were diverting to Shannon. After the landing the aircraft taxied to the apron, fire fighters entered the aircraft and walked to the back of the aircraft, then the passengers disembarked normally. The passengers were subsequently told an air recirculation fan was identified as the source of the odour.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Shannon about 4.5 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N670UA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-322
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-941

Aircraft Registration
N670UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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