UPS MD11 at San Juan on Jul 8th 2023, mechanical failure

Last Update: July 10, 2023 / 09:26:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 8, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-327

Aircraft Registration
N254UP

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

Airport ICAO Code
TJSJ

A UPS United Parcel Service McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighter, registration N254UP performing flight 5X-327 from San Juan (Puerto Rico) to Louisville,KY (USA), was climbing out of San Juan's runway 08 when the crew stopped the climb at 10,000 feet maintaining ground speeds below 290 knots, entered a hold for about 17 minutes and subsequently returned to San Juan for a safe landing on runway 08 about 45 minutes after departure.

The airport reported without going into further details that the aircraft suffered a mechanical problem, but denied it had been a lightning strike as rumoured on social media and in some local media.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 26 hours, then departed to Louisville.



Metars:
TJSJ 090456Z 17004KT 10SM FEW055 25/24 A3006 RMK AO2 RAB0357E54 SLP178 P0001 T02500239 $=
TJSJ 090356Z 00000KT 10SM SCT075 25/24 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP187 T02500239 403110244 $=
TJSJ 090256Z 17003KT 10SM BKN043 25/24 A3008 RMK AO2 RAE49 TSE49 SLP186 OCNL LTGIC DSNT SW-NW CB DSNT SW-NW P0005 60110 T02500239 50011 $=
TJSJ 090156Z 19008G17KT 5SM -TSRA BR FEW020 SCT034CB OVC047 24/23 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP188 FRQ LTGICCG OHD TS OHD MOV N P0073 T02440233 $=
TJSJ 090129Z 14009KT 3SM -TSRA BR FEW023 BKN034CB OVC047 25/24 A3007 RMK AO2 FRQ LTGICCG OHD TS OHD MOV NW VIS SW-NW 2 P0048 T02500239 $=
TJSJ 090107Z 18003KT 4SM -TSRA BR FEW023 BKN034CB OVC047 24/24 A3005 RMK AO2 OCNL LTGICCG OHD TS OHD MOV NW P0032 T02440239 $=
TJSJ 090056Z 13008KT 2SM TSRA BR FEW034CB BKN047 OVC090 26/25 A3005 RMK AO2 TSB36 SLP175 FRQ LTGICCG OHD TS OHD MOV NW P0032 T02560250 $=
TJSJ 090048Z 17006KT 2SM TSRA BR FEW034CB BKN047 OVC090 26/26 A3006 RMK AO2 TSB36 FRQ LTGICCG OHD TS OHD MOV NW P0013 T02610256 $=
TJSJ 090036Z 15004KT 5SM -TSRA BR FEW034CB BKN047 OVC090 26/26 A3004 RMK AO2 TSB36 OCNL LTGIC OHD TS OHD MOV NW P0012 T02610256 $=
TJSJ 090005Z 08003KT 3SM RA BR FEW025 BKN034 OVC041 26/26 A3003 RMK AO2 P0006 T02610256 $=
TJSJ 082356Z 08008KT 2SM +RA BR FEW024 BKN034 OVC041 27/26 A3003 RMK AO2 RAB17E25B44 SLP167 OCNL LTGIC DSNT NE CB DSNT NE P0005 60041 T02720261 10283 20256 53013 $=
TJSJ 082350Z 14004KT 2SM RA BR FEW024 BKN034 OVC041 27/26 A3003 RMK AO2 RAB17E25B44 P0001 $=
TJSJ 082256Z 00000KT 10SM SCT015 SCT024 BKN048 28/25 A3001 RMK AO2 RAB10E21 SLP161 VCSH NE SE NW P0000 T02780250 $=
TJSJ 082156Z VRB03KT 10SM FEW010 BKN034 OVC080 28/25 A2999 RMK AO2 RAB35E46 SLP155 SHRA DSNT E S SW P0000 T02780250 $=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N254UP
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model / Type
MD-11F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
MD11
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 8, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-327

Aircraft Registration
N254UP

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

Airport ICAO Code
TJSJ

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