United B763 near Dublin on Nov 27th 2023, fuel imbalance

Last Update: November 28, 2023 / 20:12:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 27, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-941

Aircraft Registration
N685UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N685UA performing flight UA-941 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Newark,NJ (USA) with 169 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 40nm northnorthwest of Dublin (Ireland) when the crew declared emergency reporting they had a fuel problem. They had a fuel imbalance and needed to return to Heathrow as quickly as possible to not permit the imbalance get out of hand. The crew subsequently explained they had trouble to control the fuel imbalance between the tanks. The aircraft turned around and returned to Heathrow for a safe landing on runway 27R about one hour after the decision to turn around.

A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration N652UA reached Newark with a delay of about 5.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in London about 26 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N685UA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-3CB
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
Nov 27, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-941

Aircraft Registration
N685UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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