United B763 at Houston on Mar 28th 2023, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: March 29, 2023 / 15:15:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 28, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-129

Aircraft Registration
N641UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N641UA performing flight UA-129 from Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA) to Rio de Janeiro,RJ (Brazil) with 160 people on board, was climbing out of Houston's runway 15L when the next departure reported there had been fire from the left hand engine. The United crew confirmed they had lost their #1 engine (PW4060) but had no fire indication. The aircraft levelled off at about 3000 feet and returned to Houston for a safe landing on runway 15L about 13 minutes after departure.

The airline reported an unspecified mechanical issue.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Houston about 13 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N641UA
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
Mar 28, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-129

Aircraft Registration
N641UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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