United B789 near Singapore on May 14th 2024, uncontained engine failure

Last Update: May 15, 2024 / 17:04:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 14, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-28

Aircraft Registration
N27957

ICAO Type Designator
B789

A United Boeing 787-9, registration N27957 performing flight UA-28 from Singapore (Singapore) to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 197 passengers and 14 crew, was enroute at FL310 about 200nm east of Singapore when the crew shut the left hand engine (GEnx) down, drifted down to FL150 and returned to Singapore for a safe landing on runway 20C about 90 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT DEPARTED, SHORTLY AFTER REPORTED A #1 LEFT ENGINE FAILURE AND RETURNED TO AIRPORT, POST FLIGHT INSPECTION REVEALED A HOLE IN THE LEFT ENGINE COWLING AND ENGINE CASE, SINGAPORE."

The airline reported the aircraft returned to resolve an engine issue.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N27957
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
787-9
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B789
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
May 14, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-28

Aircraft Registration
N27957

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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