United B763 near Shannon on Oct 5th 2022, fuel leak

Last Update: October 6, 2022 / 15:38:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-928

Aircraft Registration
N666UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N666UA performing flight UA-928 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) with 157 passengers and 10 crew, was enroute at FL350 about 580nm northwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Shannon due to a fuel leak on the upper side of the left hand wing. The aircraft landed safely on Shannon's runway 24 about 80 minutes after the decision to turn around. A runway inspection found no contamination.

A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration N665UA positioned from Newark,NJ (USA) to Shannon, resumed the flight as UA-3039 and is estimated to reach Chicago with a delay of about 24 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Shannon about 24 hours later.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N666UA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-322
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-928

Aircraft Registration
N666UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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