United B772 at Newark on Sep 21st 2022, sparks from engine

Last Update: September 22, 2022 / 16:14:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 21, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-149

Aircraft Registration
N787UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N787UA performing flight UA-149 from Newark,NJ (USA) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) with 279 people on board, was climbing out of Newark's runway 22L when tower advised there had been sparks coming off the left hand engine (PW4090), the crew advised all indications were normal and continued the climb advising departure they were talking to maintenance to see whether they had any downloadable information, the plane was flying fine. The crew requested to level off at FL240 and slow down to 270 or 260 KIAS to wait for information from maintenance, they also wanted to enter a hold before reaching Oceanic Airspace. After holding for about 12 minutes the crew requested to dump fuel and return to Newark advising ATC they were told by tower about sparks coming off the engine, flight attendants also saw sparks from the engine, and although they were unable to determine the status of the aircraft it seemed prudent to not continue the flight to Sao Paulo under these circumstances. After dumping fuel for about 30 minutes the crew requested direct to Newark, positioned for an ILS approach to runway 22L and advised they needed no assistance on the ground. The aircraft landed safely on runway 22L, vacated the runway and taxied to the apron.

The flight was cancelled. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Newark about 11 hours after landing back.

The airline reported the aircraft with 256 passengers on board returned to Newark due to a mechanical issue. Initial maintenance inspection suggests the mechanical issue was related to one of the hydraulic pumps.

The aircraft had rejected takeoff from Amsterdam due to fumes 19 days earlier, see Incident: United B772 at Amsterdam on Sep 2nd 2022, rejected takeoff due to smoke on board.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N787UA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
777-222
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 21, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-149

Aircraft Registration
N787UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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