United A320 at Chicago on May 27th 2024, rejected takeoff due to engine trouble and smoke

Last Update: May 28, 2024 / 19:25:36 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 27, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-2091

Aircraft Registration
N432UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A United Airbus A320-200, registration N432UA performing flight UA-2091 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Seattle,WA (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from runway 28R when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed due to a problem with the left hand engine (V2527), tower commented seeing a lot of smoke from the engine. The crew advised they didn't need any assistance and vacated the runway, emergency services responded nonetheless. The aircraft stopped clear of the runway. Dense black smoke continued from the left hand engine after the engine was shut down. Towers of Chicago instructed aircraft on approach to various runways to go around due to an ongoing emergency on the airfield.

The aircraft was towed to the apron, where passengers disembarked normally.

A replacement A320-200 registration N459UA reached Seattle with a delay of about 5.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Chicago about 17.5 hours after the rejected takeoff.

The airline reported takeoff was halted due to an engine issue, the aircraft was subsequently towed to the gate and passengers disembarked.

On May 28th 2024 the FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT ON DEPARTURE ROLL, BLACK SMOKE AND FLAMES WERE COMING OUT OF THE #1 ENGINE, THE CREW EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE, CHICAGO, IL."
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N432UA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
BqgqibcceAij Subscribe to unlock
TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-232
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
EinqAelhqhnjbbmAfphmfgcpgqqhAnhnApbckkbqenqbkqcjAnlAnqbcffhbgmemkngleijn Subscribe to unlock
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 27, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-2091

Aircraft Registration
N432UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 2 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber? Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

ELITE Logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Blue Altitude Logo

Your regulation partner, specialists in aviation safety and compliance; providing training, auditing, and consultancy services. Find out more.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways