United B738 at Medford on Mar 15th 2024, dropped panel in flight

Last Update: March 16, 2024 / 08:35:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 15, 2024

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-433

Aircraft Registration
N26226

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A United Boeing 737-800, registration N26226 performing flight UA-433 from San Francisco,CA to Medford,OR (USA) with 139 passengers and 6 crew, departed San Francisco's runway 01R, climbed to FL300 and completed a seemingly uneventful flight with a safe landing on Medford's runway 32 and taxied to the apron.

A post flight inspection revealed parts of a panel of the left hand wing root fairing next to the main landing gear were missing from the aircraft.

The airline reported after the aircraft had been parked, it was found missing an external panel. There was no indication of an anomaly in flight.

The FAA reported: "United Airlines Flight 433 landed safely at Medford Airport in Oregon around 11:30 a.m. local time on Friday, March 15. A post landing airline inspection revealed a missing panel. The Boeing 737 departed from San Francisco International Airport. The FAA will investigate."

Medford Airport reported the panel or debris has not been found within the airport perimeter.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N26226
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
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Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 15, 2024

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-433

Aircraft Registration
N26226

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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